Spine Magazine interview avec moi!

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 in creativity, muse, NEWS + MUSE, novels + fiction, queens + princesses

too many books are never enough

Too many books are never enough.

I’m still in “just finished up loads of work” mode, which apparently involves drinking lots of espresso smoothies and reorganizing my home before the caffeine high becomes a caffeine crash. In the meantime, want to know more about my intuitive creative process for my books? You’re in luck: Spine Magazine’s Hiba Tahir interviewed me earlier this summer.

Here’s how the interview begins:

Mothering a daughter taught author Kris Waldherr just how ubiquitous one particularly popular storybook character— the elegant princess— can be.

“I was confronted by how impossible it is to avoid the marketing of princess clothing, toys, and films,” said Waldherr.  “From there, I began researching the historical realities of what it was really like to be young, royal, and unmarried. Turned out it was kind of awful for the most part despite the fabulous gowns and tiaras.”

Go forth and read the rest here.

Lily season!

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in muse, NEWS + MUSE, stuff I like, the world around me

Welcome to a corner of the Blue House garden!

A week later after I’d posted the first lily of the season, the remainder of my lilies are in bloom. Their scent is intoxicating and deeply addictive. All I want to do is sit outside near them, especially since their blooms won’t last forever.

Luckily, I can indulge this desire most days, weather permitting—one of the many benefits of life as a self-employed author. So here I am, outside on my laptop in my garden, coffee at hand with lilies in view. Ahhhhh!

Casablanca lily up close. Beyond beautiful.

Some lovely pink power Oriental lilies grown in a pot.

A straggler peeking up from behind grape vines and sage. (Hello, I see you!)

Meta-post: two days after~and BAD PRINCESS news!

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in books + more, NEWS + MUSE, publishing, queens + princesses

The lilies are back at Blue House! 

So here I am, two days after finishing a manuscript draft, and my “to do” list is so long that all I can is nothing but drink coffee while listening to the rainfall. And update this blog—at last.

New blog posts coming once I have a chance to catch my breath and catch up. In the meantime, I’m excited to announce that Bad Princess is finally available for pre-order on that Big Book Site—at last.

Pre-order me! You know you want to….