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.


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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I can't choose one specific person, but I think it would be cool to sit in on the Continental Congress and hear men like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson debate. The only thing I would say to them is, "You go guys!"

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Disease or disaster hitting my family or other people I care about.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Only one? I need two--pizza and chocolate.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker from 'James and the Giant Peach' - mean, nasty, horrible women and freaky looking too!

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