Pre-order my award-winning sib’s new mystery novel & get a personalized gift

Pre-order my award-winning sib’s new mystery novel & get a personalized gift

There is more than one author in my family, but my sibling Kris has a new book available for pre-order.

Kris’ 1st mystery novel (not included in the below offers)

One Murder More (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

won three prestigious Silver Falchion awards, got good reviews, & was blurbed by John Lescroart among others.

I have had conversations with Kris about writing the books, but don’t benefit from them directly financially.

It was very exciting when Crooked Lane Books, distributed by Penguin Random House, picked up Kris’ new book, All That Fall!

I think Kris is offering a great deal for people who order this year, one which is particularly good for gifts during these social distancing times.

I was given permission to share the information below with you (I wasn’t sure if it was limited to a certain group). To summarize, you have three choices:

  1. A personalized handwritten card. Kris will write these one at a time, so you can suggest what you want it to say
  2. A video! Yes, sort of like Cameo, Kris will record a personalized video: again, you could suggest content
  3. You can also ask Kris to donate the royalties from your purchase to

You can choose any one of those for each copy/license (Kindle book purchases are technically licenses, not copies) you pre-order this year (the book will be published next year).

Kris is starting towards a new direction in life, and writing is likely to be a part of it, so this is very exciting!




While the physical book and ebook  won’t be  available until the launch in April, If you preorder ALL THAT FALL before the end of the year (or supplies run out, whichever comes first), you may choose from one of the following small “bonus” gifts, which if requested in time will arrive before the holidays!

Either a  hardback or an ebook  purchase qualify you for your choice of the following:

OPTION 1: HANDWRITTEN CARD A personalized holiday card sent via snail mail (the post office) with a note from the author (me!). If it’s a gift, I’ll let them know you are the giver. These will be individually written by me to the sender with any brief message you would like me to share, and will let them know the physical book or ebook has been reserved for them on launch day! 

OPTION 2: VIDEO MESSAGE A personalized holiday video greeting from the author (me!) sent via a link to the recipient’s email. These will be individually recorded by me for the recipient with any brief message you would like me to share, and will let them know the physical book or ebook has been reserved for them on launch day! 

OPTION 3: 100% OF ROYALTIES TO ADDRESS CHILD HUNGER If you choose this option, I will donate 100% of my royalties from your purchase to, a highly credible nonprofit organization that provides food and direct program support and advocates to end child hunger in the U.S.

Select any one of the above options for each copy of ALL THAT FALL that  you preorder before the end of the year. 

Let me know at that you’ve done so before December 31, 2020. For OPTION 1, provide me the name of the recipient (you or someone else), their snail mail address and any brief message you would like me to include. For OPTION 2, provide me the name of the recipient  (you or someone else), their email address and any brief message you would like me to include. For OPTION 3  simply designate that option; I won’t need other information. 

You can preorder now at:



FOR OTHER OPTIONS (EG, Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble)

Thank you!Stay safe and best wishes for the holidays!
Early Praise for All That Fall:
“An engrossing read filled with richly crafted characters and an electrifying plot, torn from the headlines. This  fast-paced, suspense-filled thriller introduces Emma Lawson, an unexpected hero worth cheering for. Don’t miss out on your next favorite series!”
—Mark Wheaton, bestselling author of the Father Luis Chavez mysteries

“Tightly plotted and emotionally resonant, Kris Calvin’s All That Fall will have you on the edge of your seat in this race against time and evil.”
—R. H. Herron, bestselling author of Stolen Things

“I’ve always loved the ease with which Kris Calvin writes real people and her grace at folding in flaws that make them human…Emma Lawson and the rest of the cast will hook you.”
—Kirk Russell, bestselling author of the Paul Grale thriller series“Kris Calvin writes about Sacramento’s political intrigue with the sure touch of an insider, but there’s so much more to this action-packed thriller than a peek into the halls of power. The combination of a race-against-the-clock plot and a set of richly drawn characters you really care about make All That Fall a winner.”
—Catriona McPherson, bestselling author of Strangers at the Gate
Lindsey on GOODREADS rated it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟it was amazing
Emma Lawson decides to take a day off work to help her best friend with the opening of her new daycare. Everything is going perfectly, when one of the children gets kidnapped and Emma’s son goes missing. Now relying on her son to give her clues about where they are being held, Emma uses the skills from her job as a politician to piece together what is going on.
This is not the usual type of book that I enjoy, but I really liked this one!! I liked the writing style and the story was easy to follow along. The characters were sympathetic and I would encourage everyone to read this book.—Laura on GOODREADS rated it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 it was amazing  I will not reiterate what the publisher’s blurb already says because this book is definitely about a kidnapping and a killer on the loose. What I will say is that this book is worth the read. In fact, I will probably purchase a few copies to give out as presents because it was that good. When I started reading, it did seem to move a little slow but quickly picked up speed. The characters were very well developed and meshed well with each other. I was very impressed with how the momentum picked up and as I tried to guess the whodunnit, I was wrong and never expected what happened. I am so happy that I was able to read this book and hope to read more by this author. Very easy read that will keep you engrossed and engaged the whole time.

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get.

Shop ’til you help! 

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