Kristin Hannah Author, Books, The Women, Age, and Net Worth

Kristin Hannah Biography

Kristin Hannah is a popular American bestselling author of over 20 novels such as Winter Garden, True Colors, and the blockbuster Firefly Lane. In 2009, her book Firefly Lane became a runaway bestseller. Kristin’s novel Home Front has been optioned for film by 1492 Films. She practiced law in Seattle before becoming a full-time writer.

Kristin’s novel The Four Winds was released in February of 2021 and suddenly hit #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Indie bookstores’ bestseller lists. In addition, it was chosen as a book club pick by both the Today Show and the Book Of the Month club, which named it the best book of 2021.

Quick Facts

Age 64 years old (born September 25, 1960)
Net Worth $17 million
Husband Benjamin Hannah
New Book The Women (2024)
Occupation Author

Kristin Hannah Age

Kristin was born on September 25, 1960, in Garden Grove, California, United States. She is 64 years old. Kristin celebrates her birthday on September 25, every year.

Kristin Hannah's photo
Kristin’s photo

Early Life And Education

She was born in Garden Grove, California, to her parents Laurence and Sharon John. Kristin grew up at the beach, making sand castles and playing in the surf. At the age of eight, her dad drove the family to Western Washington which they called home. Following working in a trendy advertising agency, she decided to go to law school. Kristin attended the University of Washington and earned a degree in communication in 1982. Later on, she joined the University of Puget Sound Law School and graduated in 1986.

Kristin Hannah Husband

Kristin is married to her husband Benjamin Hannah. Her husband is a film buyer. The couple married on May 17, 1986, and have a son. The family resides on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Kristin Hannah Author

She is the award-winning and bestselling author of over 20 novels such as the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, which was named Goodreads Best Historical Fiction Novel for 2015 and received the coveted People’s Choice award for Best Fiction in the same year. Moreover, it was a selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club in 2023.

The novel was named Best Book of the Year by Amazon, iTunes, Buzzfeed, the Wall Street Journal, Paste, and The Week. In 2018, The Great Alone was an instant New York Times #1 bestseller and became named the Best Historical Novel of the Year by Goodreads.


Kristin is a bestselling author of over 20 novels including:

  • A Handful of Heaven (July 1991).
  • The Enchantment (June 1992).
  • Once in Every Life (December 1992).
  • If You Believe (December 1993).
  • When Lightning Strikes (October 1994).
  • Waiting for the Moon (September 1995).
  • Home Again (October 1996).
  • On Mystic Lake (February 1999).
  • Angel Falls (April 2000).
  • Summer Island (March 2001).
  • Distant Shores (July 2002).
  • Between Sisters (April 2003).
  • The Things We Do for Love (June 2004).
  • Comfort and Joy (October 2005).
  • Magic Hour (February 2006).
  • Firefly Lane (2008).
  • True Colors (2009).
  • Winter Garden (2010)
  • Night Road (March 2011).
  • Home Front (2012).
  • Fly Away (2013).
  • The Nightingale (2015).
  • The Great Alone (2018).
  • The Four Winds (2021).
  • The Women (2024).


On February 5, 2008, Kristin released a historical fiction novel Firefly Lane published by St. Martin’s Press. She drew inspiration for the book from her life growing up in Seattle, Washington in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Women

On February 6, 2024, Kristin published her historical fiction novel The Women which tells the story of Frances “Frankie” McGrath, a young nurse who worked in the United States Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War. The Women became number one on The New York Times fiction best-seller list. Kristin first came up with the idea for the novel 20 years before its publication.


In 2015, Kristin published her historical fiction novel The Nightingale. The novel tells the story of two sisters in France during World War II. The Nightingale was inspired by accounts of a Belgian woman.

Magic Hour

On February 28, 2006, Kristin released her novel Magic Hour. In this novel, she delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, as well as the mysterious places in the heart where love lies waiting.

Most Recent Book

Kristin’s new book is a historical fiction novel, The Women which was released on February 6, 2024. The recent book follows a San Diego debutante into a world of gut wounds and napalm.

New Books

– The Women in 2024.
– Another Life in 2023.


Four of Kristin’s books have been optioned for film. They include:

  • The Nightingale.
  • The Great Alone.
  • Home Front.
  • The Women.

The Great Alone Movie Where To Watch

Kristin’s “The Great Alone” movie can be watched on Google Play Movies, YouTube as a download or rent it on Google Play Movies, YouTube online. The movie is a feature-length independent documentary film that narrates the inspiring comeback story of Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey.

Books Series

– Firefly Lane.
– The Great Alone.

Movies On Netflix

Kristin’s Firefly Lane was turned into a Netflix original series, starring Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl, which debuted on February 3, 2021.

Books In Order of Popularity

– Winter Garden.
– The Nightingale.
– Firefly Lane.
– The Great Alone.
– The Four Winds.

Best Books

  • The Nightingale.
  • The Great Alone.
  • Lights on the Sea.
  • Winter Garden.
  • Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1).
  • The Four Winds.

Net Worth

Kristin has garnered a net worth of $17 million from her work as an author of several books. She has been authoring books since 1991.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Kristin Hannah?

Kristin is a 64-year-old who was born on September 25, 1960, in Garden Grove, California, United States.

When Is Kristin Hannah Release A New Book?

On February 6, 2024, Kristin released her new book, The Women.

How Much Is Kristin Hannah Worth?

As an author since 1991, Kristin is worth $17 million.

Social Media Account

Instagram – kristinhannahauthor