Created by writers Krista Harper and Kristen Morgen, SwoonWorthy Stories began as a virtual book club for indie romance authors and readers. What started as a way to read more independently published books and discuss them on social media, quickly grew into an organized monthly book club with coinciding bi-weekly podcast. The book club currently has hundreds of participants and supporters across five continents.

Since the beginning, our goal has always been to support indie romance writers by bringing awareness to their work, (hopefully) boosting their sales and giving them those all important reviews. Please join us in supporting indie authors by subscribing to our newsletter, following us on Instagram, joining our private reader groups on AmazonGoodreads and Facebook, and purchasing the selected monthly book.


If you choose to purchase and read a chosen book, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews can have a dramatic impact on book discoverability. 

Krista Harper is a contemporary romance writer. The first in her family to attend college, Krista received a practical degree in nursing before pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing. She is a freelance editor and creator of #SwoonWorthy Virtual Book Club & Podcast.

A Chicago native, Krista currently resides in Colorado with her husband, two kids, and three rescues, where she enjoys being nature adjacent.

Kristen Morgen is a contemporary romance author and a licensed architect with her own architectural firm. A creative spirit, she can’t remember a time in her life when she didn’t crave designing, creating, discovering, and using her imagination in some way.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not designing homes, she dedicates her free time to her second novel and reads almost anything she can get her hands on.

SwoonWorthy Stories

SwoonWorthyVBC & Podcast