Kris Bock has lived in 10 states and one foreign country. She started school in Saudi Arabia and lived in an American camp there for six years. Family vacations took her around the world, from African safaris to Austrian ski trips to visits to Grandpa’s Nebraska farm. This early exposure to other people and cultures may be the seed of her life as a writer, as she learned to observe, understand, and respect people of all types.
After two years in Colorado and high school in Alaska, Kris studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she learned to observe in new ways. She also learned of the challenge and importance of communicating with your audience, and the value of intensive critique. Writing for the school paper convinced her she wanted to study journalism. From there she stumbled into writing for children.
She continued traveling the world, making trips to Wales, Turkey, Australia, and other destinations. Life eventually took her to New Mexico, where she has lived since 2002. She works from home office with a view of the beautiful New Mexican landscape and the pleasant distraction of birds, lizards, and occasionally a fox parading past her window. New Mexico year-round’s sunshine and temperate weather lets her hike year-round in the mountains, deserts, and canyons.
After more than a decade and 13 children’s books published as Chris Eboch, she decided to indulge her passion for romantic suspense novels by writing one. As of this writing, she has published six and is now working on a cozy mystery series.
Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. The Mad Monk’s Treasure – now free! – follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In The Skeleton Canyon Treasure, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle.
Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town.
Readers call her books “Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel” and “Like Nancy Drew for grown-ups….”