Ms. Radish,

I have been an avid reader since I was in elementary school.  There have been many books that have touched me but none as much as yours. 

The first book I read was "The Sunday List of Dreams", the second, "Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn".  Both books touched and changed me.... sending me on a journey of self discovery....and finally, today, freedom....

I do not know where my life will go from here....but tomorrow morning....I will dance naked....on my back the sun rises....

Thank you for touching and changing my life.




I can't tell you how much I enjoyed all of your books beginning with the The Elegant Gathering of White Snows.  I have since told many many women who have enjoyed them as well!  My mother loved that book and my daughter loved the Travelling Funeral book. She even did her grade 10 English essay on your book! Thanks so much for doing such great work! Can't wait for the next one. Keep up the awesome job!



I love the relationships you create between women! It reminds me of how strong women can be for one another which brings out our own inner strength.  Thank you for making myself, my daughter, my mother, sister and friends better women!



Dear Kris,
I just finished reading Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral about 10 minutes ago and I had to look you up.  This whole book just amazed me.  I cannot wait to share it with my friends.  If I had to choose one word to describe it, it would be "perfect".  I have never felt so close to a group of characters in a book before.  I feel like I know all of these women now, including Annie and I want to be part of them.  Thank you so much for this book.  It has inspired me to get closer to my own friends.  You are "Fabulous".



Good morning Kris,
Last night I finished reading The Elegant Gathering of White Snows which I quickly bought after reading Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral. Today I am going to Borders to buy Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn.  I just love your style of writing and have been sharing with all my women friends the new author I've found.  My questions is what is or has been your connection with a hospice?  I'm the director of human resources for a hospice and, of course, perked up in reading about Marie.
Thanks again for the hours of reading pleasure I've experienced lately.
Take care,


I am a 51 year old woman who is at a very exciting place in my life.  Kris, I just finished your book, The Sunday List of Dreams, and was so inspired!! Shortly after that I was doing some meditation and then followed by my journal writing.  The above writing about my business is my vision for myself!! I will need to start by going back to school for Massage Therapy, possibly moving away from home for that time, etc.  I am confident that all will fall into place for me, living accommodation, Finances!!, etc.  My soul is so directing me to this and therefore the universe will continue to support me.  Just as the universe directed me to your works.  I can't tell you how powerful your books are to me.  It's like I'm reading about myself.  I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada and would love to have the opportunity to meet you in person and hear your lectures. Thanks so much for helping me find my passion. Kathy




Hi Kris,
        I am so curious about how you picked Parker, PA for the title of your book?  Did you stick a pin in a map, or do you really have a connection to Parker?  I live about 60 miles north of Parker and have a very good friend from there, and -- inquiring minds just need to know!  I started reading the book last night and am enjoying it a lot.  Very funny, and VERY accurate in regards to marriage.  Thanks!  Patty





"I just love your books! I have introduced your books to my book club and everyone is so riveted and so happy I have found you, Kris! I just finished Dancing Naked and could not put it down. I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up and I will be 52 next month. I have a wonderful life but am ready to start a new adventure just for me. I have so many ideas - I guess I have to take the plunge and just do it! Thank you for your inspiration! You are a remarkable writer. I hope you get to New Jersey so I can meet you and bring my book clubers along. Lots of luck to you"

"I was given a copy of Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn many months ago right after I was diagnosed with cancer. My girlfriend wanted me to read it - to have something to do during the long days of treatment. I was in no mood and tossed it aside. I sit here now, 7 months later (on a treatment break) and I am at the MAYO clinic in MN with my son as he is now a patient there himself for a bit. I saw your book staring at me from the cupboard before I left and decided, well, it is better than another crossword. WOW...the first thing I have to tell you - I don't often take time for "me" to just read! BUT, your changed me..I could not put it down...I couldn't stop...they laughed at me as I would walk and read at the same time - (laugh I say, as I am simply not coordinated enough to do that!) I feel simply foolish that I didn't read your book when my dear friend gave it to me months ago..she knew what it what do for me, how it would entrance me, and lift me up...I thank you for that (I am thanking her too!) And I cannot wait to get my hands on more of your books...that hardest part will be choosing which one to read to next. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for just being fabulous you! This mother of four is now a forever fan... Thank you thank you thank you!"

"I am still reading The Elegant Gathering of White Snows (my first, but not last, Kris Radish book to read!) & want to say that the line in Janice's story about the tea shop,"Deliberate and warm, the tears seem to caress her face in a way that feels like the hands of the tiniest woman in the world." have captured my heart & will change how I respond to tears in the future, I'm sure."

"I am completely addicted to your books. Just finished Paradise in Parker. Going back to pick up the Traveling Funeral because somehow I missed that one. I simply must know when your next book, "The Shortest Distance Between Two Women" is schedule to arrive."

"I just finished reading "Dancing naked...." and felt compelled to share my thoughts regarding the book; As a Reiki Therapist I often use a tool to "lift someone up and out of their body" so that they may see their true perfect self, regardless of where they are in their path. Its a way for those in transition, especially on a path with cancer to see themselves as beautiful and brilliant and filled with Light. It helps to erase fear as they move toward wellness or death. Your words in this book, felt to me like a literary example of the same concept. I love that the women in this book, REALLY TELL THE TRUTH, even if it takes them half a lifetime to find it. Thank you for that. The tenderness of feeling between mother and daughter shook me deeply as I am the mother of two daughters and two sons. The healing power of touch is profound and your words touch women on that same level. I send you peace and blessings... Be well. "

"Right now I can't even remember who turned me on to your books, but I could hug her again. Annie Freeman is being passed around at school amongst the teachers and we are all smiling. Thank you so much for the touching..laughter. I can hardly wait for the next book. My son will be 28 this month and holy hell, I can't even > be that old....happy fall."

"I only discovered you last week and have read two of your books and bought the other three. As a Spiritual Psychotherapist I deal with many women who are dissatisfied with their lives and in the process of learning to be true to themselves. It's no coincidence that the one thread these women all have in common is sexual abuse. By the time they reach me they are all in mid-life wanting to discover and learn about their true feelings and their sexuality. I am so happy to be able to tell them about your books and tell them that their homework is to read whichever book applies to them the most in their present situation. Stories about women just like them who learn to open up and say yes to life is a powerful tool to be able to offer them. Thank you so much for your strong dedication to women. Bravo! Keep up the great work. With great regards and love."

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