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About K. Kris Loomis

Along with pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a writer (accepting the role of “apprentice” in a craft where no one ever becomes a “master,” according to Hemingway), K. Kris Loomis is a determined chess player, an origami enthusiast, a classically trained pianist, and a playwright. After moving to Ecuador in 2013 with her husband and three-legged cat, Triplet, she found herself with plenty of time for reflection, adventure, and dream following.
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After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini

Ever wonder why some people keep going back to the yoga mat day after day, year after year? In After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini, K. Kris Loomis offers a collection of down-to-earth personal essays that demonstrates the many ways yoga has transformed her life off the mat and why she keeps showing […]

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A Night Before Christmas Drabble

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

It was the night before Christmas and she was going dancing. Shayla studied her tired reflection as she applied her bright red lipstick. Years of ballet. Jazz. Tap. So many recitals. Tutus. Blistered toes. Class after class. Trophy after trophy. Her parents’ disappointment when she turned down the generous dance scholarship to the prestigious Adelphi […]

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Why Writers Must Occasionally Vomit

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

I recently announced to some of my friends and readers online that I had finished the “vomit” draft of my first novel. Did I get a few strange comments? Yep. One good friend asked what the heck a vomit draft was, what purpose did it serve, and what was the big deal in finishing it. […]

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Lessons from My Latest Book Marketing Experiment

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

The struggle is real. We authors like to spend our time writing, not marketing. I get it. I’d much rather be at my standing desk deciding how my suicidal character offs herself or designing a new world for my dragons to romp in than spending my precious time marketing. But the hard truth is we […]

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