NEW: I’m now offering manuscript consulting services! Check them out here.

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!

Check out my portfolio at the Baker Artist Awards, Baltimore’s venue to showcase local artists.


Find To Love A Stranger in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon, and in paperback at Barnes and Noble.

Connect with me (and leave a review) on Goodreads!


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

“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 Whiskey & Ribbons

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photo credit: John Waire, 2015

About Me:

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.

On the Blog:

My Zen for Ten: Storytelling and Sound blog combines my two passions – writing and music. Visit the blog alternate Thursdays 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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