Short Story News: my piece “Let Me Take Your Hands” won second place in The Woven Tale Press‘s 2017 literary competition! Check out my interview with the press, read the story here, and get your copy of the journal here!
TO LOVE A STRANGER NEWS:
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Upcoming Book Events:
NEW! Saturday December 23, 2017, 1-3 pm: book signing at Barnes and Noble of Broomall, PA. Thanks so much to my hometown B&N for inviting me back so soon!
Saturday February 10, 2018, 3 pm: piano recital and book event at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA, Bond Hall
Praise for Kris’s debut novel:
“To Love A Stranger is a page-turner, a story that will resonate with the reader for a long time to come.” – Geeta Kothari, author of I Brake For Moose and Other Stories
“An incredibly beautiful and moving piece of literature. A lyrical masterpiece that punches you right in the gut…I’m looking forward to future work from Faatz.” – Sara Marsden, NetGalley reviewer
“It’s the kind of book people don’t write enough anymore, one where you’re just with the people, and there’s nothing to get in between you and them.” – Tom Andes, author
“To Love A Stranger was written with the harmony of humanity in mind. To Love A Stranger is a song.” – Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Every Kiss A War
Kris Faatz (rhymes with skates) is a fiction writer and musician. Her first novel, To Love a Stranger, was a finalist for the 2016 Schaffner Press Music in Literature Award and was released May 2017 by Blue Moon Publishers (Toronto, ON).
Kris’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online, Potomac Review, Glassworks, Reed, Bluestem, Luna Station Quarterly, and Digging Through the Fat, among other journals. She has been a contributor at the Kenyon Review Writers and Novel Workshops and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and will return to the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop in 2017 as the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship.
Kris is a no-holds-barred reader with special devotion to Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Richard Adams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Neil Gaiman. She loves hiking and exploring the outdoors, especially if it involves lakes, oceans or streams. She lives in Maryland with her husband Paul and feline contingent Alafair and Templeton.
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