Kristen Landon

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Kristen Landon lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Limit is her first middle-grade novel.

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Kristen Landon's The Limit, now in paperback, brings the popular dystopian thriller genre to a middle grade audience.
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THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon

In THE LIMIT, kids are taken to special workhouses if their families exceed their debt limit. One fatal visit to the store changes Matt’s reality forever…

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Smile! If life is going great right now, enjoy it. If life stinks, don't worry it will change.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. That woman back in the 1800's we've never heard about who worked her fingers to the bone to care for her family.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People being rude

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I think I'll stick with Homo sapien.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Knowing my family and close friends are healthy and happy. Spending time with them doing something fun, like floating down a river. Chocolate could very possibly be involved.

Author Voices

July 26, 2010

Recently I served on a jury in a local criminal case. It was an interesting experience, although it took a huge chunk of time out of my summer. (Man-oh-man do lawyers love to talk! But that's an entirely different topic.)

The case turned out to be quite silly, actually, when you got down to the basics of it. The problem was, everything that could have possibly gone wrong in the situation that led to the charges did go wrong. Wait. Maybe not quite everything. Someone very easily could have gotten killed, and they didn't. So that was good.

As I listened to all the testimonies and heard more than a dozen people tell the same story over... see more