K ristopher Dukes was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has been a nationally published writer since high school. Her work has been featured in the bestselling book series "Written in the Dirt" and fashion bible WWD, and profiled in VOGUE.fr, NY Times.com, Fast Company, Forbes.com, WWD, Kirkus and Amazon’s Book Review.. "The Sworn Virgin" is her debut novel. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, Matt, and Doberman, Xena.