News from My Writing World: November 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy November, everyone!

Along with November giving families across the USA a reason to come together and collectively widen their waistlines, did you know that November was Peanut Butter Lovers Month? 🥜 What about International Drum Month? 🥁 And you writers out there know it’s National Novel Writing Month, right? ✍️

If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, I’d love to know what your project is about, so hit reply and fill me in!

Lots of news from my writing world this month, so I’ll get right to it!

WIP (Work in Progress) Update

I am pleased to announce that my murder mystery, The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer, is on schedule to be released in early December. The manuscript is currently with the proofreader, and as soon as I get it back and make any necessary changes, I will be sending out early review copies to my Advance Reader Team.

What does it mean to be an advance reader?

It means that you get a FREE copy of the book before it’s published. Then, once the book is listed on Amazon, you can leave a review so that other readers will know if it’s a book they would enjoy. Reviews are very important for authors when a book is first released because they alert Amazon’s algorithm that the book is getting noticed by readers. So the more reviews I get early on, the better chance the book has to be promoted by Amazon!

Want to be on my advance team? Reply to this email and I’ll make sure you get your FREE copy as soon as I’ve completed the finishing touches.

You can read the first two scenes of The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer on my website HERE!

Other News from My Writing World

The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane is now available as an audiobook on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!

I took a break from my long fiction project and wrote two Drabbles this month (a Drabble is a short story told in exactly 100 words).  I was thrilled when both The Sentry and By the Campfire were published on Warrior Writers on the Medium platform. Let me know what you think of my short-short stories!

I recently started working with an accountability partner and wrote about the experience HERE.

AND I started my next fiction project! I am working on a paranormal novella (aka ghost story!). I hope to have it ready for publication in January 2019. Here’s what the plotting of the storyline looked like when I was finished…

Isn’t that fun?! I’ll share more about this project next month.

What I’m Reading

I am so happy for my friend and fellow author, Michelle Cornish, who just released her first thriller novel, Murder Audit (Cynthia Weber Book 1). I was one of Michelle’s beta readers and LOVED the book. You can read my review on Amazon and grab a copy of the book HERE!

If you like strong female characters and bad guys who try to bring them down, you’ll love Murder Audit.

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!


“Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.”
~ Laura Miller

K. Kris Loomis is the author of the new nonfiction book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started. She has also written 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.

Kris’s fiction writing includes the novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, and the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories.

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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