Kris Neri
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  • Sedona, AZ
  • United States
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Sedona, AZ now; formerly Los Angeles, CA
About Me:
I'm a writer, writing instructor and a bookseller. I live with my husband, dog and cat in Northern Arizona, where I love hiking. In an earlier life, I enjoyed drawing and painting, but I rarely find time for it anymore. I write the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated Tracy Eaton mysteries, REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN, DEM BONES REVENGE and REVENGE FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE. I also write a supernatural mystery-urban fantasy series; the first book in that series, HIGH CRIMES ON THE MAGICAL PLANE, was recently nominated for a Lefty Award from Left Coast Crime 2010. I've also published some sixty short stories and am a two-time Derringer Award winner and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee for my short fiction.

I teach writing online for the Writers' Program of the UCLA Extension School, and for various private groups, such as the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

And with my husband, I own The Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona, Arizona.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
Way too many to list. I read everything from cozies, to thrillers, to hardboiled mysteries, not to mention fantasy, general fiction, occasional chick lit, and in nonfiction, personal growth books and metaphysical books.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies...Moonstruck and Throw Mama From the Train (my favorite writing instructor movie). TV...Life on Mars, Castle, Psych, The Daily Show, The West Wing, House, House Hunters and the Rachael Maddow Show.

Kris Neri's Blog

Authors Behaving Badly

As Charles Manson once said, "Are people strange, or am I just crazy?" Call me naïve, but as a published author myself, I assumed other authors must interact with booksellers as courteously as I do. I've always believed intelligence and unusual sensitivity to be typical traits among those who write. For the most part I've found that to be true. But I’m also a bookseller now — my husband and I own The Well Red Coyote bookstore in Sedona, Arizona. During my four-year tenure as a bookseller, I've… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

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At 3:05pm on September 14, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Remember Goofus and Gallant?
Read all about Goofus's drift to the dark side in 'Always the bad example.'
At 10:34am on June 9, 2010, Paul D. Marks said…
Hi Kris, hope your So Cal tour went well. And I really liked your piece on authors behaving badly. Unfortunately, I think that's a trend in our society as a whole.

At 3:53am on April 8, 2010, Eve Paludan said…
I'm looking forward to meeting you, too. I haven't met any other Crime Spacers.
p.s. My photo on here is old, so just do age progression. *grin*
At 3:31am on April 8, 2010, Eve Paludan said…
OK, I will plan to make a day of it then. And will come early! Yay! I am so excited!
At 3:26am on April 8, 2010, Eve Paludan said…
Oh my gosh, how very cool! I will try to make it to your signing and workshop, Kris!
Is there a cost/registration, or just first-come seating basis?
At 2:22am on April 8, 2010, Eve Paludan said…
Thanks Kris. I'm sorry I missed your talk at NAU. Let me know if you are in my neck of the woods again... Keep on writing!
At 7:06am on April 6, 2010, Karen Tyrrell said…
Hi Kris, Nice to meet you. Thanx for adding me. You've certainly been busy with your writing . I'm just starting out. I have 3 books under consideration by Major Publishers/or an Agent... .Cheers, Karen :))
At 3:03am on January 3, 2010, Virginia Conn said…
Ok, I sent an empty friend request. I wanted to say I love Sedona, have been to the Wild Coyote & a mystical murder mystery? Googling now!
At 9:00am on November 3, 2009, Steven St. Sure said…
Hi Kris, I came across one of your discussions where you asked if a prosecuting attorney would take a leave of absence and act as a defense attorney? I had two cousins that lived in Hawaii ( they were twins & both dead now I think). They had a law practice and would alternate running for and serving as district attorney. One of them was name Robert St. Sure.

I know I'm probably late, but as they say better late than never. Steve St. Sure
At 6:46am on September 8, 2009, Susan Whitfield said…
You bet!

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