News from My Writing World: March 2019

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

Happy March, everybody! ☘️

I know we’re all looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, but did you know you could also celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day in March? Or National Napping day (the day after daylight savings begins…duh)? Or my favorite, National Get Over It Day! 🤷

WIP (Work in Progress) Update

I’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on my new novella, Two Mothers. This is a contemporary ghost story set in the south, and I am on track to have it published by March 15th. Yay!

I’m still looking for a few advance readers/reviewers, so leave me a comment if you’d like a FREE advance copy! And in case you missed it in my last update, here’s the cover:

I had a great time working on this book and even scared myself a time or two. 😱 If you like things that go bump in the night you will enjoy this book!

Other News From My Writing World

I finished plotting my next project this week, a book I will release under a pen name (more about that in the months to come!). Here’s what it looks like:

What I’m Reading

I have been reading a lot of craft books recently and revisited the book I refer to most often when I am plotting and outlining my stories. If you want a behind the scenes look at how stories are structured, I recommend The Story Template by Amy Deardon. There are many structure books out there, but this one is the one I keep going back to!

Thank you for your interest in my writing. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or connect with me on social media if you have any questions or comments.

Until next month, happy reading and writing!


“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ~ Jhumpa Lahiri

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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