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Campfire Confessions

When three best friends' lives spin out of control, can an adventure lead them to what they were searching for?


Annie, Sondra, and Jo were the best of childhood friends—but they haven’t seen each other in far too long. Annie’s married to the local pastor and never left her hometown. She's perfect as can be – except for one secret she's been hiding from everyone, including her husband. When Annie’s secret explodes, Jo and Sondra rush back to the town they fled years ago.


Determined to find answers, they pry Annie away from her daily grind, escaping on a hilarious canoeing trip that turns into a soul-searching, death-defying adventure. Lost in the woods as one thing goes wrong after another, the three women find themselves sharing their deepest secrets around the campfire. But as each new revelation unfolds, one thing becomes clear: it will take more than a night of true confessions for the three of them to find their way back home.


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"Life is messy but the best parts are in the mess.
They become our cherished stories."
~ From Campfire Confessions

My Life Adventure

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My Life Adventure

From the moment that I stepped on the log and it started spinning–I fell in love with the sport of log-rolling and eventually won the World’s Senior Amateur Championship and other titles. I’ve always been drawn to new challenges, experiences and expanding my knowledge. Over time this led me to take a “leap of faith” and create “The Night of a Woman’s Soul—Creating Your Amazing Life” workshops designed to empower women to create their most amazing lives.


I truly enjoyed my career path in corporate America as an International Human Resource Executive in start-ups to multi-million dollar companies. My education includes a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. This combination fueled my passion for assimilating knowledge from the vast field of human potentiality, including meditation, energy medicine, creative visualization, transformational, motivational and sports psychology, mindfulness, Universal Laws, neuroscience, quantum physics, and overall spirituality. My goal was to share these teachings and my adventurous spirit into the workshops and now, my novel, Campfire Confessions...

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What others are saying about

Campfire Confessions

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Kristine writes with striking imagery and a keen attention to detail. The symbolism with a somewhat painful look to the past is touching and meaningful. Highly recommend reading Campfire Confessions in a book club with dear friends.

- Melissa Frisvold
PhD, APRN and Certified Nurse Midwife

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Ochu captivates from the first page of this sharply written, highly engaging tale of three childhood friends and their troubled—and ultimately triumphant—adult lives.

- BookLife Reviews
from Publishers Weekly

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Campfire Confessions is a book that you’ll want to read twice! The characters and story are so riveting that I missed some of the empowering tools that are cleverly interwoven throughout the adventure. The second time--have a highlighter ready to mark the breathing and energy techniques that helped her characters, so you can use them as needed in your life’s journey!

- Andrea Trank Ed.S. M.Ed. U.Va.
Founder of Heaven Lane Healing & Creative Arts, Certified Health Coach, HeartMath Trainer and Yoga Teacher

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Ochu’s deft storytelling skills and expert characterization combine to create a resonant tale that would prove a surefire hit with any women’s fiction book club.

- BookLife Reviews
from Publishers Weekly

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I couldn't put this book down! The characters are real, their emotions raw! I loved their friendship and longed to be on the river with them.

- Lorene Lacey
Screenwriter, Christmas Mail, Marvista Entertainment and Maple Island Films Producton

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An immensely relatable, expertly written tale of female friendship and coping.

- BookLife Reviews
from Publishers Weekly

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This book by Kristine Ochu is a powerful story that brings all sorts of emotions to the surface. Her characters are perfectly imperfect and a reminder that true friendship navigates the many obstacles and trials of life. Must read!

- Kisma Orbovich
Kismaawake.com, CEO of Illumination Academy, Creator of The Prosperity Code and Co-host of Illumination Podcast

Reviewer's Headshot

Kristine writes with striking imagery and a keen attention to detail. The symbolism with a somewhat painful look to the past is touching and meaningful. Highly recommend reading Campfire Confessions in a book club with dear friends.

- Melissa Frisvold
PhD, APRN and Certified Nurse Midwife

Reviewer's Headshot

Ochu captivates from the first page of this sharply written, highly engaging tale of three childhood friends and their troubled—and ultimately triumphant—adult lives.

- BookLife Reviews
from Publishers Weekly

Kristine

Creating Your

Amazing Life Workshops

Kristine

It’s been my dream to share, Campfire Confessions, my novel with the world! I felt women were hungry for an adventure that has been called a “Laugh out loud tribute to sisterhood that is equal parts hilarious, dangerous and enlightening.” I had purposely woven tools from my “Creating Your Amazing Life” Workshops into Campfire Confessions, and decided to continue to share this powerful information.


“Creating Your Amazing Life” program is for women who want to up-level their life—to start where you are today and make it more amazing!


You may know what you want or sense something is missing. You feel a calling inside of you. You believe life is a gift and want to make the most of it—to make it amazing.


And what is amazing? The answer is up to you. You get to define it. It could be having a great circle of friends, enjoying a hobby or building a business—the possibilities are endless!


But how? Maybe you’ve tried before but became overwhelmed. You stayed on the same path because it was easier. But not anymore—you know it’s time to make the changes.


Where do you start?


Right here. “Creating Your Amazing Life” workshops and programs is a step-by-step process that will prepare you, motivate you and guide you through your obstacles towards success—whatever that means to you!


Click below to contact me for more information.


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