Kris Faatz (rhymes with skates) is a pianist, writer, and teacher. Her first novel, To Love a Stranger, was a finalist for the 2016 Schaffner Press Music in Literature Award and received an honorable mention in that competition. Her short fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review, Potomac Review, Glassworks, Reed, Bluestem, and Luna Station Quarterly, among other journals. She has been a contributor at the Kenyon Review Writers and Novel Workshops and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is currently an assistant editor with Bartleby Snopes literary journal.
Kris is a no-holds-barred reader with particular devotion to Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Richard Adams, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Neil Gaiman. She loves hiking and exploring the outdoors, especially if it involves lakes, oceans or streams. She lives in Maryland with her husband Paul and feline contingent Alafair and Templeton. Her debut novel launches in 2017.