News from My Writing World: September 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Wait. It’s September already?!


Did you know that September 4th is Eat an Extra Dessert Day? (I’m in!) 🍰 And you’ll need to get off your bum on the 6th in observance of National Fight Procrastination Day, which is something I need to do if I want to get my next book finished!

WIP (Work in Progress) Update

I am having a lot of fun with my new novel, The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer. I am about 12,000 words into the first draft and hope to have this murder mystery/thriller finished by the end of September or early October. I plan on publishing it before the holidays!

My last research trip took me to the Music Museum in Greenville, SC, where I spent a whole afternoon studying their extensive early piano exhibit. This was my favorite out of all the instruments I saw that day, a spinet harpsichord made in 1748.

I had fun with all my research, but I am very happy to be in the writing stage now!

Other News from My Writing World

I recently contributed a short story to an anthology based on the theme “Fire.” I’m pleased to announce that this collection will be released next month! My fellow writers and I are looking for a few people who love short fiction to join our advance team. Here’s the cover:


What does it mean to be on an advance team? Basically, it means you will get a FREE digital copy of the book and hopefully be inspired to leave a review of the anthology on Amazon once the book is published. If you are interested, contact me via my contact page and I’ll make sure you get your FREE copy!

In other news, the audiobook production of my novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, is underway. And I recently received this lovely review for my debut novel.

What I’m Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve read any good sci-fi, so I recently picked up Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I’m only about halfway through the book, but this story about a six-year-old boy being forced into training for the next space war has got me reading faster than normal. I find the concept fascinating.

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!


“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
~ Abraham Lincoln


“I bought “After Namaste” by K. Kris Loomis because I wanted to gain insight into ways I can expand my yoga practice. This book does not fail to deliver. If you are looking for honest, insightful musings on how to incorporate yogic lessons into more of your life, you will certainly enjoy this delightful collection of essays.”
~ Erica

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or visit her website, for a free short story!

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