I am Kris.
I am the author of Hope Lies in Less, a collection of short stories of the dark and intimate and unflinching sort.
I am the author of more than 1000 pieces here on Pretty All True; I write across several genres, including literary fiction, memoir, humor, and poetry. If you go to look for those stories in my archives, you will find them missing, as I took them down. You should have been here … it was amazing.
I am the author of the upcoming Fightball series, in which (with a healthy dose of hyperbole and no claims of truthfulness) I tell the stories of my daughters Maj and Kallan, who are hilariously extraordinary.
I am a used-to-be attorney.
I have been married to my husband Mark for almost 26 years.
I live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where I spend my time arguing with my brilliant and obstreperous daughters. When my daughters are at school, I argue with the dogs, of which there are three – Jack the Terrier, Persie the Labrador, and Hazel the Weimaraner. Additionally, although no one would describe me as a “people-person,” I occasionally meet with friends for beer or coffee accompanied by petty disagreements, of which I am fond.
I have paid more in library fines than I ever made working as an attorney.
I know all the lyrics to all the songs, and I sing along. Always.
In my spare time, I obsess over the nothing that descends.
From the nothing, I gather words.