Facing My Fears, an Interview

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

Fears. We all have them, right? This post is a little different for me because I am not going to give you my written words. Instead, I will be giving you my spoken ones. Let me explain. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Billy J. Atwell of the ‘FEAR NOT: Living Beyond Your […]

Things I Relearned While Planting the Garden

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ll go ahead and get this out of the way. I do not have a green thumb. Never have. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy pokin’ around in the garden sometimes. My husband loves to garden; I’m pretty content just pokin’ around. Now, this is our first spring back in the states after spending […]

Releasing the Butterflies

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I was recently asked to be a guest on a well-respected podcast. Podcasts have become quite popular over the past few years and they are an excellent way for someone to get his or her message or product out there to people who wouldn’t know they existed otherwise. I was thrilled! I was honored! I […]

A Quote On Giving

by K. Kris Loomis in Quotes

I am a quote collector. Always have been. I kept a ‘quote’ notebook when I was a teenager, mostly recording lines from books I was reading at the time. I wish I still had that little notebook, but it was lost during one of my many moves/changes in life. These days I keep meaningful quotes […]

A Writing Challenge

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

One of my writing goals this year, apart from publishing a book about Ecuador and starting a novel, is to enter at least three writing contests a month. Whew. So far, so good! Of course, it is only February. I found three really cool contests in January and got my manuscripts to each of them […]

The Great Laundry Catastrophe

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ll admit it. I am not the best housekeeper. I was raised in a household where the mottos ‘Dust Is a Protective Covering for Furniture’ and ‘Keep the Kitchen Clean-Eat Out’ were proudly displayed on cute little needlepoint pillows. My mother has a lot of great qualities, but she will never be nominated for best […]

My One Resolution

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

All the talk about “resolutions” the past couple of weeks has kind of worn me out. “What are your ‘resolutions’ for the upcoming year?” is a question that takes more than a minute or two of contemplation and planning. You’re expected to have all of your big goals for the upcoming year in place before […]

When An Elf Is Real and Santa Is Not

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

My oldest nephew, Bradley, started dating a really nice girl while my husband and I were living in Ecuador. This past Thanksgiving was the first opportunity I had to spend any time with her since we moved back to the states at the end of last year. Megan is a smart and focused college girl […]

No One Shines Alone

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

Our yardman stopped by the other day to see what we wanted him to do with all the leaves in our yard. Now, on the surface, this is a pretty straightforward question, but my husband and I didn’t have to deal with the problem of leaves the past few years while living in Ecuador. Living […]

Things I Learned From a Set of Footprints In the Sand

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I have always enjoyed looking at footprints in the sand. I like to guess what the person who passed before me looked like, dressed like, carried with them to the shore. What did they think about out here on the beach? Did they read or people watch? Were they happy? Did they walk the beach […]

New Music Day

by K. Kris Loomis in Personal

I’ve been waiting for today. Today is my “New Music Day.” You see, this past year has been mostly dedicated to getting my writing career off the ground and moving my family from Ecuador back to the states, both of which were Herculean tasks. And while I still have much to learn about the publishing […]