|Born||May 4, 1979
|Education||University of Florida|
Kristin Harmel (born May 4)  is an American novelist. Born in Newton, Massachusetts which is a suburb of Boston, Harmel gained her first writing experience at the age of 16 as a sports reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, and Tampa Bay AllSports magazine  while still attending Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Harmel has been a reporter for PEOPLE magazine since 2000. Her work has appeared in dozens of other publications, including Men's Health, Glamour, YM, Teen People, People en Español, Runner's World, American Baby, Every Day With Rachel Ray, and more.
She is the author of six novels, which have been translated into many languages around the world. They include 'How to Sleep with a Movie Star,' 'The Blonde Theory,' 'The Art of French Kissing,' 'When You Wish,' 'Italian for Beginners,' and 'After.'  Her seventh novel, 'The Sweetness of Forgetting' will be out in 2012 from Simon & Schuster.
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