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 prefers the z-based pronouns because they’re freaking sweet. Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write, and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.
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.
Social & Me!
Here’s the deal: social interactions freak me out. They just do. I’m pretty good one-on-one, but broadcast social stuff like Facebook, Twitter, and forums trigger all my “walk into the classroom ten minutes late and everyone looks at you” insecurities.
I’m working on it. And I love interacting with readers. If you’ve written an email to me, you’ve probably received a response, or are about to receive a response. If it’s been longer than a week or two and you haven’t heard back from me, it’s some form of email fail, because like I said: one-on-one is good for me. Emails? Totally work well. Do write to me at kris(AT)krisripper.com or use the contact form.
As for everything else, here’s what it is:
Place you will most likely find me: The Facebook Machine. I am on Facebook here (profile), and you should totally “friend” me, or what have you.
Ripper’s Irregulars is where you can find me hanging out on all the days, so stop by and join us and chat. We get a little random. This is where strange recipes happen. And story prompts. It’s also where I get all the ideas for my Rambles. (The group is closed because if I post a birthday gift of porn, I don’t want that to necessarily join all the “happy birthday” posts on someone’s Facebook wall. Just sayin’, that could get awkward.)
I have a fan page here. If you just want to know when new releases go out, like this page. Otherwise…it’s a bit of a ghost town.
Second most likely place to find me: The Twitter. I’d like to be better at Twitter, but it’s that whole broadcast thing again. I’m getting a little better, but we’re still talking I post a thing, maybe, to Twitter per day. But you can converse with me and I’ll converse back! I like to converse. On the Twitter.
You will always find me on YouTube. I love making video podcasts. I’M SORRY MY FACE IS SO GOOFY AND I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.
I am rarely…
On Tumblr here. I love Tumblr as a museum where I’m the curator. I don’t really generate content at Tumblr, but I do reblog stuff I find interesting.
On Goodreads here. Do feel free to friend me or follow me at Goodreads. I’ve been a member there for a pretty short period of time, and I’m still figuring stuff out.
On Google+ here. Uh. Yeah. I’m open to hearing what other people do with G+. Right now I forget about it until someone links to it or tells me something interesting is going on.
The Ripper List!
Whatever else you do, you should definitely subscribe to the newsletter for new release info, Control the Smutwriter polls, the occasional free book, and whatever else I come up with. Guaranteed to contain rambling.
Let this stand as a strong plug for email. Sometimes the contact form shoots people into spam. Sometimes the email addresses don’t work and I can’t reply, which I never know until I’ve already crafted a thoughtful reply, naturally. Please feel free to drop me a line at kris(AT)krisripper.com.
Or use the contact form!