Kristen-Paige Madonia

Kristen-Paige Madonia is the author of Fingerprints of You, and her short fiction has been published in the Greensboro Review, The New Orleans Review, American Fiction, and Five Chapters. She holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach, and now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and son. She teaches creative writing at the University of Nebraska, Omaha MFA program, the University of Virginia, and James Madison University. Visit her at and @KPMadonia.

Books by this Author

Invisible Fault Lines
Fingerprints of You



Author Kristen-Paige Madonia reveals the inspiration for her authentic, beautifully written debut novel FINGERPRINTS OF YOU, in which a teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime.

Author Revealed

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. It depends on my mood and what kind of writing I'm working on, but favorites tend to include Grateful Dead, Iron & Wine, The Civil Wars, Avett Brothers, Railroad Earth, Blind Pilot, and Neil Young.

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. I've worked as a nanny, a jeweler, a receptionist, a Kindergarten assistant, bookstore clerk, substitute teacher, wine pourer at a vineyard, freelance editor, and intern at a film and literary agency in Beverly Hills.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. Also too hard to pick just one, but Wonder Boys, Garden State, Almost Famous, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fall at the top of my list.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. I went to high school in Martinsville, VA, and I received my BA from James Madison University

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