Chris lives in New Mexico, where she enjoys hiking, reading, and watching the sunset from the patio. Her home office looks out on nature, complete with distracting wildlife such as hummingbirds, roadrunners, and foxes. Her BFA in photography is used mainly to show Facebook friends how lovely the Southwest is.
Chris Eboch is the author of over 100 books for children, including nonfiction and fiction, early reader through teen. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy.
The Haunted series, about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show, starts with The Ghost on the Stairs.
Chris’s writing craft books include You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers, and Advanced Plotting.
Her recent nonfiction titles include Rocks and Minerals: Get the Dirt on Geology. Books published under the name M. M. Eboch include four books in the Sweet Eats with a Side of Science series, World War I Battlefield Medicine, Native American Code Talkers, A History of Film, Transportation Technology, and Chaco Canyon. Some of her educational publishing books have had a phonics focus or were designed for ELL students. Many are aligned to CCSS or NGSS.
She has sold over 60 writing articles to Writers Digest, Children’s Writer, and the annual Writer’s Guides. Her articles for children have appeared in magazines such as ChemMatters and Appleseeds. She has written educational test passages/items for Publishing Solutions, Pearson Education, and Six Red Marbles. Chris has her M.A. in Professional Writing and Publishing, from Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts. She has spoken at SCBWI events around the world.
Chris also writes for adults under the name Kris Bock. Her romantic suspense novels involve outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Desert Gold follows a treasure hunt in New Mexico. Whispers in the Dark involves intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins and in Counterfeits, art theft affects a small New Mexico mountain town. What We Found is a mystery with romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods.
Kris’s Accidental Detective Series launched April 2022 with Something Shady at Sunshine Haven: When patients are dying at an Alzheimer’s unit, a former war correspondent must use her journalism skills to uncover the killer and save her mother. Kate has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world, but can she survive going home?
Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. This collection includes a ten-page mystery short story set in the world of “The Accidental Detective” series, information about the series, and the first chapter of book 1. After that are three fun, short stories originally written for children.
Kris Bock writes the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series. These novels feature the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm feeling of cuddling a purring cat.
Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café, the first book, is only 99 cents at Amazon. The series is free with Kindle Unlimited.
Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a free sweet romance novella complete at 10,000 words. In college, Cheyenne and Nash were inseparable. Then she followed her dream, heading to Asia to work on big cat conservation. Nash stayed behind, protecting his secret: a phobia of all cats. Fifteen years later, Cheyenne comes home. Can Nash convince her to stay and give him another chance? Lions and Love at the Cat Café is available in PDF, MOBI, and ePub. Get it free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.
He has everything this Christmas, but all he wants is the quiet ranch life he’s losing…
When Josh Tomlinson’s Texas ranching family wins a fortune in the lottery, the formerly tight-knit family is suddenly on edge. Seeking advice, Josh reluctantly contacts family friend and now attorney, Carly Garza. His business is serious, yet he can’t believe Carly’s morphed from a long-legged colt of a girl to a sophisticated woman. Besides, he knows the intelligent Carly has no interest in a quiet, rugged cowboy like him.
Carly’s crushed on Josh for years, and she plans to ask him out now that she’s back in Last Stand. She’s hoping he’ll finally see her as someone other than his younger brother’s middle school girlfriend. But when Josh needs advice on how to handle his family’s lottery win, his client and billionaire statuses put him firmly out of reach. If only her heart could ignore the sparks that flare between them.
They’re already keeping the family’s lottery win a secret from the town. Can they also hide their budding romance during the most magical time of year?