About Kariss

I began my writing career in third grade with a story about a magical world for a class assignment and then chased my dream into college, graduating with a degree in English from Texas Tech University. Making a career of writing was always a dream without substance. I just didn’t know what the Lord wanted me to do.

Then at age 21, someone challenged me to step out of my comfort zone, begin writing things that matter, and then share these stories with others instead of storing them under my bed. So I started this scary, exhilarating journey. I love writing characters the Lord hasn’t decided to make real people yet. I like to show God-sized dreams, romance, action, and let’s be real, a little humor, too.

I believe the written word is powerful. I believe it has the ability to change lives and culture. And I believe every person has a story, no matter how glamorous, or controversial, or messy, or beautiful, or complicated, or terrible. I believe the Lord wants to use your story and mine to change lives. These stories may be fiction, but ultimately through them I pray you see the heart of the God who made you.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

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Fun facts in case you’re interested…

    ◦ My name is Greek for grace, but graceful I am not. I was the klutz who always broke the dishes in our home growing up.
    ◦ I wanted to be an agent for the CIA as a kid…then I grew out of that dream real fast.
    ◦ I’m a Texas girl through and through.
    ◦ Dog lover here. I have four very large, furry nephews. I post photos of them quite often on Insta.
    ◦ Any place around a body of water or sunset stirs my affections for Christ.
    ◦ I’m fluent in sarcasm.
    ◦ I am obsessed with certain TV shows, screenwriting, and reading pop culture articles about what fans love about the stories.
    ◦ “Love Like Crazy” by Lee Brice is the best song.
    ◦ I’m a travel fanatic with Ireland, Scotland, and England pretty high on the list.
    ◦ White water rafting is amazing. Too bad there aren’t more opportunities in Dallas.
    ◦ I failed my driving test the first time and asked the lady if I should be reading letters or numbers. It became pretty clear that I needed glasses.
    ◦ Fall is my favorite season. Bring me a hot drink and I’ll be your best friend.
    ◦ I’m a loyal Red Raider fan. Wreck ‘em Tech.
    ◦ I am a story addict. Share yours with me, and let’s use our stories to glorify Christ together!



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