News from My Writing World: October 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy October, everyone! 🎃


You all know that Halloween dominates the tenth month of the year, but did you know that October was also National Dental Hygiene Month? 😁 How about National Reading Group Month? 📚 Or my personal favorite, National Cookie Month? 🍪

I plan on eating cookies while I read this month. 😉 How will you celebrate?

WIP (Work in Progress) Update

My WIP, The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer, is almost done! I’m finishing up the final edits and should have the manuscript ready to send to my beta readers at the beginning of next week. Squee!

And I got the cover back from my designer this week. Drum roll, please…🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁


Let me know what you think!

I’m on schedule to publish this murder mystery by early December, just in time for Christmas! 🎄 (But let’s not talk about Christmas quite yet!)

Other News from My Writing World

I’ve mentioned in previous updates that I recently contributed a short story, The Flame Games, to an anthology called Fire. This collection is now for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. And for the next week, it’s available for only .99!

Early reviews have been great and there is something in there for everyone, so check it out HERE!


“…a magically delicious offering that ignites the dreamer within.” ~ Bill Joyce

“A pure delight.” ~ Juneta

“No dull moments. Also, I was thrilled to discover new and rock star authors!” ~ Mary Gutierrez

“…an eclectic selection of tales in which every reader will be sure to find something that resonates with them.” ~ Nick Johns

Also, I received a really nice review for my latest nonfiction book, Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started. You can read the review HERE!

What I’m Reading

I just finished a book called The Word-Loss Diet, by Rayne Hall. This book is a straight-forward guide for writers and shows them how to tighten and strengthen their work by eliminating all sorts of unnecessary words from their writing. I found it a fascinating read and think writers of all stripes would benefit from adding it to their library.

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!


“You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.”
~ Susan Wiggs

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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