Kris started writing the moment she could hold a pencil. She grew up in Wisconsin, graduted from the University of Wisconsin with a journalism degree and hit the ground running. Her father calls her "the tornado". She worked as a newspaper reporter, bureau chief, nationally syndicated columnist, magazine writer, university lecturer, bartender, waitress, worm harvester, window washer....to name a few. Her first two books were non-fiction and then Radish became a full-time novelist. The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, The Sunday List of Dreams, Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral and Searching for Paradise in Parker, P.A., The Shortest Distance Between Two Women, Hearts on a String, Tuesday Night Miracles have won her acclaim and a great following.Her ninth novel, A Grand Day to Get Lost was released April 1. Her tenth novel, The Year of Necessary Lies and a non-fiction book, Gravel on the side of the Road-Stories From A Broad Who Has Been There will both be published in 2014. Radish is also working on her next two novels and another work of non-fiction.