Fourteen Stones is here!

The writer on first seeing her book. Hooray!
Photo credit: Paul Faatz

Praise for the novel:

Fourteen Stones. This book. My words can’t do it justice. It creates a whole world and brings you right into it, following along with the different characters, getting to know and love them…you find yourself cheering them on and hoping for their success. It is beautifully written and allows your imagination to see everything the author has so carefully constructed…I was truly blown away.” – Jennifer Geissler, artist

“Beautifully written, imaginative, original.” – Diane Dorman, author

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our crowdfunder! Print and e-books are now available for general purchase. Visit Patchwork Raven‘s website to order your e-copy or print copy today!

For Readers in the US:

I currently have a small stock of print books and would love to send you a signed copy, first come, first served!

Price for a signed copy: $22 US for the book; $5 for shipping (US only)

How to get a copy: Please send your payment by PayPal or by Venmo to @Kris-Faatz. Include your mailing address in the notes, and your email for a confirmation notice when your book ships. Questions/concerns? Please email me at kfaatz925@yahoo.com.

Fourteen Stones is a literary fantasy about a group of refugees, their search for home, and how their journey reshapes lives and changes the politics and futures of two nations. The Patchwork Raven calls it “a gorgeous fantasy novel, so different to anything we have read before,” and praises its rich storyline and deeply human characters. “We can’t wait to share it with the world!”

Click here for an interview with me and Jax Goss at the Raven, with all the inside scoop on Fourteen Stones! You can also visit the book’s own page for more info and excerpts. And after you’ve read it, don’t forget to connect with me (and leave a review) on Goodreads!

If you’d like to stay up to date about the book events I’ll be doing later this year, you’ll find that info on the book’s page and on my blog. Please consider subscribing!

Other News:

New online writing classes coming soon! Check out my Classes page for more.

Would you like help with your writing project from a prizewinning author and experienced teacher? Visit my Manuscript Consulting page for details.

B&N headshot (2)
photo credit: Laura Walker

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). Her second novel, literary fantasy Fourteen Stones, was released in 2022 by The Patchwork Raven (Wellington, NZ).

Kris’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Los Angeles Review, The Baltimore Review, Kenyon Review Online, Streetlight Magazine, Potomac Review, and Reed, and has received recognition in competitions run by Philadelphia Stories, Uncharted Magazine, Dzanc Books, and others. Most recently, she received NELLE‘s 2022 Three Sisters Award. She has been a contributor at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops. In 2018, she served as a preliminary-round judge for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. She currently teaches creative writing with the Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Public Library system, and Baltimore Bridges, and is a regular presenter at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, run by Maryland’s Eastern Shore Writers Association. She is also a performing pianist.

As a no-holds-barred reader, Kris has special devotion to Barbara Kingsolver, Terry Pratchett, Richard Adams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Christopher Moore, 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, jazz saxophonist and composer Paul Faatz, and feline contingent Alafair, Templeton, and Fergus.



Fourteen Stones is available in paperback and e-book formats from The Patchwork Raven. Help us get the word out: connect with me and leave a review on Goodreads!

To Love A Stranger is available in paperback and e-book formats on Amazon.


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