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!

Upcoming Book Events:

Saturday August 12, 3:30 pm: Reading and book signing at Greetings and Readings, Hunt Valley MD

Saturday August 19, 2 pm: Reading, music, and book signing at Walls of Books, Washington DC

Saturday September 16, 11 am: Reading, discussion, meet-and-greet, and book signing at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Roland Park branch, Baltimore MD

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

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

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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 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, 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.



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 alternate Thursdays for music and mental refreshment. To be sure you don’t miss a post, subscribe using the button on the right.

Subscriber Bonus! When you join our email list, you’ll receive a PDF of my flash-fiction story “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” which I wrote in response to Charles Mingus’s jazz tune of the same name. Subscribe, read the story, and then listen here to the music that inspired it.

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