Kristy Woodson Harvey is the internationally bestselling author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, Slightly South of Simple, The Secrets to Southern Charm, Feels Like Falling, and the recently published – Under the Southern Sky. Kristy was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades including the Southern Independent Bookseller Association’s Okra Pick, USA Today’s Happy Ever After’s Best Women’s Fiction, and Maria Shriver’s Top Summer Reads. Her most recent novel, The Wedding Veil, was published March, 2022.
She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life. Design Chic is the inaugural member of the design blogger hall of fame, sponsored by Traditional Home, and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, as chosen by Roberto Cavalli.
Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of Journalism and holds a Master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry. She has been seen in Today.com, Women’s Health,The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post,Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest, Bustle, New York Live and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others.
She is a proud member of the Tall Poppy Writers, serves on the board of Beaufort Historical Association, and is a member of the University of North Carolina’s Women’s Leadership Council. She is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, book conferences and private events. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.