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Interview Archives: Kris Neri

Kris Neri’s latest novel, Hopscotch Life, a quirky, offbeat crime novel-women’s fiction crossover, recently won the second of Kris’s New Mexico-Arizona Book Award wins. She also writes the Tracy Eaton mysteries and the Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty magical mysteries, three of which were honored with Lefty Award nominations for humor, along with being finalists for a number of other awards. A former bookseller, Kris also teaches writing online for the Writers’ Program of the UCLA Extension School and other organizations. She makes her home in Silver City, NM.

Interview about writer rebranding on the Leap into Your Story podcast:

Interview with Greg Lilly, Cherokee McGhee publishing:

Southwest Word Fiesta’s August 2020 interview with Kris: BOOKCHAT with Kris Neri

Interview on W. Wang’s World blog, May 2020:

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