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 will be published in 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, Digging Through the Fat, and Dulcet Quarterly Magazine, 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 the 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.
Short story news:
Available starting January 19, 2017: UNRAVELED SOULS, a chapbook of six of my best/favorite short stories. Half of all proceeds will support literacy organization 826 National. Order your copy here. (Currently available for Kindle only.)
On the Blog:
My Zen for Ten: Storytelling and Sound blog combines my two passions – writing and music. Visit the blog every week for music and mental refreshment. To be sure you don’t miss a post, subscribe using the button on the right.
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COMING SOON: More To Love A Stranger Launch Info
Praise for Kris’s debut novel:
“Readers are safe in this author’s thoughtful hands, amidst these gorgeous words, in this world rich with the heady sounds of darkness, honesty, forgiveness. To Love A Stranger is written with the harmony of humanity in mind. To Love A Stranger is a song.”
Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Every Kiss A War
“Compassionate and emotionally engaging, 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
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