News from My Writing World: December 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy December, everyone! 🎄

We all know that religious and secular observations will be celebrated all month, but did you know that December 4th is National Sock Day? 🧦 Or that the first Saturday in December is National Rhubarb Vodka Day?🍸

But perhaps the best of all is National Pfeffernusse Day on December 23rd. Who can resist a yummy German spice cookie? (It’s fun to say, too. 😉 )

WIP (Work In Progress) Update

I am happy to announce that my new novel, The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer, is now available on Amazon. I had so much fun working on this project!

A big thank you to my beta and advance readers for their support and contributions. You can check out the book HERE!

My next project is a microfiction project. I am writing one hundred Drabbles!

What is a Drabble, you ask? A Drabble is a short story told in exactly one hundred words, no more, no less. I’m really enjoying this challenging project. You can see examples of my Drabbles HERE and HERE.

I told you about the paranormal novella I started last month, and it’s still in the works. I just wanted to take a short break over the holidays with some fun, short fiction. More on the Drabbles and novella next month!

Other News From My Writing World

The audiobook of Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started is in production, and I was featured on the Surfsup Writers Book Shelves blog in November.

Also, Kate Findley wrote a lovely review of the Fire anthology I contributed a story to earlier this year. You can read it HERE.

What I’m Reading

I just finished reading a delightful middle-grade book called Hook’s Daughter by R.V. Bowman. It’s a Peter Pan story with a twist and features a strong female lead. It would make a great Christmas present for a young person in your life. (Remember, books are fantastic gifts!)

Thanks for stopping by my writing world! If you have a question or comment for me all you have to do is contact me through my contact page or click on one of the social media buttons above in the blue header and I’ll get back in touch ASAP.

Until next time, happy reading and writing. (Oh, and Happy Holidays!)


“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”
~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

K. Kris Loomis is the author of the new novel, The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer, as well as the novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, and the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories.

 She is also the author of the nonfiction book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started and several books on yoga and meditation, as well as a travel memoir about the time she, her husband, and their handicapped cat moved to Ecuador.

When Kris isn’t writing at her standing desk, she can be found playing chess, folding an origami crane, or practicing a Bach French Suite on the piano. She lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband and two cats.

You can connect with Kris on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedin or visit her website, for a free short story!

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