Kristin Ducote grew up in the small town of Davie, Florida. Eager to see more of the world, she studied abroad in Melbourne, Tokyo, and Paris as an undergraduate and interned with Sotheby’s auction house in New York and Melbourne. Kristin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and gave the commencement speech for her graduating class. The eternal scholar, Kristin went on to law school and studied international law and human rights in Cape Town and Lima, graduating with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Florida and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Miami.
Having seen the world, Kristin settled down to practice law in Florida and met her husband, Chapman, a professional racecar driver. Tossed into the scandalous world of motorsports, Kristin turned to her life-long passion and set pen to paper, plucking from real life the colorful settings and scenes of her first two novels, Naked Paddock and False Grid, which she released with Telemachus Press in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
In April 2017, after moving to Aspen, Colorado with her husband, Kristin
accepted the challenge of writing a monthly column for Boat International magazine from her perch in the Rocky Mountains, over a thousand miles from the ocean. To help bolster the magazine’s female readership, Kristin created the Darling on Deck column
and developed a broad fan base for her comical stories set on the high seas. At the culmination of thirty consecutive articles, Kristin’s editor nominated Darling on Deck for a national magazine award, and in October 2019 Kristin won the Series of Articles award at the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards in New York City.
When not hunkered down at her writing desk alongside her cat with the perma-purr, Moon Pie, Kristin enjoys all types of horsemanship, from pushing cattle with cowboys in the mountains of Redstone, Colorado, to showing dressage in Wellington, Florida. In the unlikely event she’s not working on her literary passion project, The Last Lotus, or in the saddle, Kristin can be found free diving in the Bahamas, racing cars with her husband, playing cello, riding motocross, and promiscuously reading everything she lays hands on.