Kris Ripper


Kris Ripper lives in the great state of California and hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris shares a converted garage with a toddler, can do two pull-ups in a row, and can write backwards. (No, really.) Kris is genderqueer and has no pronoun preference, but the z-based pronouns are freaking sweet. Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.

Okay, that's the official bio. Here's the rambling.

There's this Dorothy Allison line I love, about why she writes fiction. "The world I love is not on the page." (From "Notes to a Young Feminist.") The second I read that, my writing life came into sharper focus.

I write to see my world on the page. I don't see cisgender men I can relate to, or feminists who struggle with privilege. I don't see happily ever afters that include that sweet young man who occasionally plays third, even though he has a girlfriend (and sometimes she watches). I don't see enough BDSM that includes laughter and I don't see enough romance or erotica that includes folks pushing the boundaries of binary gender. I don't see delightful cisgender people who have sex with people whose tabs and slots fit in just where James Dobson wants them--and are queer all the same.

So that's what I write. I write characters who love lousy take-away and football. I write characters who love ropes, or whips, or kneeling at the feet of someone they trust. I write smut, and romance, and erotica with barely any touching. I write poly kinky committed non-monogamous queer people. And everyone else. Because that's the world I know, that's the world I live in, and it's fecking fantastic.

Thanks for checking out my books--hopefully it means you liked a story I've written (though I suppose you might also be trying to figure out where to send the hate mail...).
You can find me on the web at Friend me in the places where "friend" is a verb; follow me in the places where it's appropriate (not in the supermarket, thanks). Drop me a line. Join the newsletter. Read the blog. Watch the podcasts. Hang out. Or don't do any of those things. Maybe you just want to download the free stories and take a peek. That's cool, too.

Whatever you do, I hope you're reading excellent fiction while you do it!

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee. If I'm in the middle of something awesome--a story I'm writing, a book I'm reading, even the new season of Sherlock--I get up in order to get some quality coffee-and-self time in before my toddler hits the world. ("Go outside! Nachos! NACHOS!")
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm often not-writing. I have a toddler, and I share a house with a thirteen year old, and dogs, and a yard that demands...things. I have a day job, which requires a lot of time, but it's usually time I can spend at home amid the chaos. I can get a few words written while the mac and cheese heats, or while the kid watches TV or plays. Or, you know, when I should be sleeping. I'm an insomniac. If I had a pie chart of my life, a huge chunk of it would be labeled "insomnia."
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