Happy New Year, fellow readers and
January is a refreshing month for me because I feel like I can finally breathe again after all the hoopla of the holidays. There are also a lot of fun national days in January to celebrate!
January 13th is National Rubber Duckie Day (Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…🎵), the 17th is National Buttered Rum Day (yum), the 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day (so cool), and the 31st is National Inspire your Heart with Art Day (because we’re all creative at heart!).
If you’d like to see a complete list of the National Days in January 2019, go HERE and tell me what your favorite national day is!
WIP (Work in Progress) Update
I am pleased to announce that I have finished my Drabble collection! I have written 100 short stories that are exactly 100 words in length. The collection is titled 100 Tiny Tales and I will be publishing it at the end of the month! Here’s a peek at the cover…
I’m looking for some advance readers who would be willing to read the collection and leave a review as soon as the book is published. If you’re interested in receiving a FREE advance copy of 100 Tiny Tales, leave me a message below or contact me through my contact page and I’ll get it to you ASAP!
Other News From My Writing World
I was thrilled when Amazon contacted me last month and asked if I would allow my book, After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini, be featured in their Prime Reading program. This means if you are an Amazon Prime member you can download the book for FREE. (Of course, I said yes!)
I had a great time with the short stories the past couple of months, but I’m now looking forward to getting back to my long fiction project, Two Mothers (a ghost story), next week. The story is outlined and plotted, so now all I have to do is write the thing! I hope to have this project completed by March. I’ll keep you posted!
What I’m Reading
I just finished a book by the southern author Kimberly Lynne. A Pocketwatch, Spray Paint, and Morphine: How Viv the Librarian Weathers the Boom is a fantastical tale with an oddball cast set in the south. If you like speculative fiction you should definitely check it out!
That’s about it from my writing world this month. Thank you for your interest in my writing and as always, if you ever have a question or comment for me all you have to do is leave me a comment below or click on one of the social media buttons in the header and I’ll get back in touch with you pronto!
Until next time, happy reading and writing.
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
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.