Kris Tualla, a dynamic award-winning and internationally published author of historical romance and suspense, writes with a fast-paced and succinct style. Kris started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind, and has created a 30-book dynasty with The Hansen Series. Norway is the new Scotland!
Kris is an active PAN member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime, and was invited to be a guest instructor at the Piper Writing Center at Arizona State University. An enthusiastic speaker and teacher, Kris is often asked to speak about her journey – and her Norsemen.
An unbroken bloodline from Viking to Soldier...
Kris is available to speak on many subjects including:
The Unique Strength of Atypical Characters
Have you ever thought About writing a deaf hero? Or a blind one? A paraplegic, or an amputee? Kris Tualla will discuss what the author should--and should not do--when creating a character with a physical disability. Kris explains why she made her 1700s hero deaf, and how that impacted all of the characters in the soon-to-be 6-book series based around him.
Writing Killer Firsts
In this interactive presentation we will look at writing first sentences, first paragraphs, and first pages that will hook readers and pull them into your story. In an era where readers can "look inside the book" before buying, author do not have the luxury of sauntering out of the gate.
Deepening Your Narrative through Detail
In this interactive presentation we will look at how adding specific and brief descriptive details can deepen your scenes and give readers a complete picture of what the author sees in their head.
Interactive Branding Workshop
In a crowded market authors need to stand out in order to be discovered by readers. That discoverability begins with author branding long before any books are published. In this interactive presentation we will look at what an effective brand is, and work together to create participants' individual brands.