KRIS FRIESWICK is an award-winning journalist, essayist, editor and humorist who has written for and edited leading national magazines and newspapers for over 20 years. She’s an avid cyclist, traveler and cook. She splits her time between Cape Cod, MA, and St. Croix, USVI, with her husband.

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The Ghost Manuscript (2019)

The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Boston (2017, The Globe Pequot Press)

Biggest literary influencer:

Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, Leo Tolstoy, W. Somerset Maugham, Carl Hiassen, Harry Crews, Laura Lippman

Last book read:

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara, and Sunburn by Laura Lippman (simultaneously)

The book that changed your life:

The book that changed my life was actually a very short story, written in crayon I think, about a trip to Disneyland. It was written by a first-grade classmate of mine, and as she read it out loud in Mrs. Wall’s homeroom in Sutton Elementary School, I thought, for the first time, “I can do that.” I’ve been writing every since.

Your favorite literary character:

Larry Darrell in A Razor’s Edge. Reading his philosophy was the first time it occurred to me that you don’t get paid back for good deeds but should do them anyway. I have what I believe is an autographed copy of an early edition of the book, though I’ve never had it authenticated. Finding out it is a fake signature would make me too sad.

Currently working on:

Ramping up the marketing machine for The Ghost Manuscript, which drops on April 2, 2019, and starting book two in the Carys Jones series, which picks up where The Ghost Manuscript ends.

Words to live by:

“Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

Advice to new and aspiring authors:

Sit down, shut up, and write.

Articles about the author:

Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Boston

Boston on the Cheap (Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, January 14, 2007)

Frugal Finds (Improper Bostonian)

More Taste, Less Money (Boston Phoenix)

Testimonials for The Ghost Manuscript:

“Settle back and savor this one. Plenty of sizzle and emotional clout…a barrage of breathless, cross-cutting suspense.”

– Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Bishop’s Pawn

“The Ghost Manuscript is big, beautiful, and bold. The words spring from the page; this novel is gloriously alive and masterfully plotted.  I was truly transported to a fully realized world that could only be created by an immensely talented novelist.  Highly recommended!”

–Richard Fifield, author ofThe Flood Girls

 “Absolutely addictive–Indiana Jones with a female lead. And I would follow heroine Carys anywhere: she’s funny, warm, smart, and vulnerable. The fact that she’s leading us on a treasure hunt –accompanied by a ghostly monk, no less–makes this a buddy story, a detective story, a thriller, a terrific read you will never forget.”

Jenna Blum, best-selling author of The Lost Family, Those Who Save Us, and The Stormchasers