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Kris's Latest Blogs

Nov.01.2013 - 7:29 am
Not to get too political, but, for the most part, I don’t believe in the death penalty, primarily because of the possibility of investigative, prosecutorial, or jury error....
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Jun.01.2013 - 10:11 am
I’ve been asked the question many times, as I’m sure other authors have as well: what was your worst book event? No contest. My worst signing occurred in the months after my...
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Mar.14.2013 - 2:33 pm
Like many authors of amateur sleuth mysteries, I’m also a fan of reading them. That’s not to say I don’t read many other subgenres as well, and in my writing, I write a magical...
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Oct.29.2012 - 9:19 am
Long before I was a writer, I was a reader. I think I was practically born reading. Even before I understood what those marks were on the pages of my picture books, I made up...
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Comments from Kris

Aug.26.2009 - 8:30 am
In response to: Do You Judge a Book by its Cover?
Thanks for your feedback, Farzana. I guess lots of readers had the same reaction as you to my first cover, since they...
Aug.11.2009 - 8:29 am
In response to: You Can Object to the Cover
With hardcopy books, conventional wisdom says three things prompt readers to purchase: the cover, the description and...
Aug.03.2009 - 10:53 am
In response to: Authors Behaving Badly
Patricia, since you've been a bookseller yourself, you know you're absolutely a bookseller's dream author! I wish all...
Aug.01.2009 - 7:53 am
In response to: You Can Object to the Cover
Obviously lots of us have suffered from bad covers, and new writers rarely realize they can speak up. Thanks for...
May.07.2009 - 3:11 pm
In response to: Just Post It
Thanks for sharing, Caroline. I'd bet most of us have made ourselves equally crazy over this process of getting...

Published Reviews

Published by Alternative Worlds
"Sam and Annabelle are the oddest couple with the former wanting to be what the latter is and the latter wanting to be what the former is. Confusing not at all as each envies the...