Announcing my forthcoming novel

I’m pleased to announce my forthcoming novel, A Penny Black, which is tentatively scheduled to be published in Fall 2021. A Penny Black is most appropriately categorized as a clean romance, although the guy doesn’t get the girl until the end. “Clean” means no sex or profanity; in fact, most of the book is spent with the guy actually finding the girl, and in the most unexpected way. I will post more details about the plot as I get closer to the projected publication date of October 29, 2021. While every author says this, I believe the plot is truly unique and will most certainly entertain the readers.

The manuscript for A Penny Black was started around November 2016. The death of a close personal friend and love interest, Amy Morgan, in 2017 added a new dimension to the writing. The book is dedicated to Amy. In this way, A Penny Black is a truly personal and intimate project and was written almost as a form of therapy.

At present, I am applying developmental edits to the manuscript. I am thankful for the editing assistance of Alisha Grace at Graceful Content and recommend her services (contact me if you’d like details). I will keep you all updated as the editing progresses and I appreciate your interest in my work!

Get Love Train for FREE October 17!

My book, Love Train, will be available as a free download on October 17:

In a style his own, author Kris Wampler introduces this fast-paced and hilarious send up of the action-adventure genre.

When he boarded the 10:45 train, Vic Steelbrass had just one mission: learn PowerPoint by the time he reached New York. But when Anastasia Romanov walked into his life, fate handed him a different mission. Suddenly, he has to seduce a beautiful Russian, foil a madman’s bomb plot, AND learn PowerPoint. With countless – or at least more than a few – lives on the line, Steelbrass must prove love is worth believing in…and kill a whole lot of bad guys in the process. He woke that morning as just your average, ex-millionaire, alligator-wrestling, skydiving businessman. But his life would be forever changed when he bought a ticket on…the LOVE TRAIN!

Be sure to get your copy, and thanks so much for your support.

My latest work: “The Obituary”

I’m pleased to announce the release of “The Obituary,” a short story for sale on  Here’s the description:

When they receive news of their estranged father’s passing, Susan and her siblings must reconcile their feelings with his surprise death. But the obituary reveals only part of his story, and discovering the full truth will bring his past into a new light.

Thanks for checking it out!


Please vote for my blog on

Dear readers,

To those I’ve interviewed here – and everyone else reading – I’d like to request that you please vote my blog for the Independent Book Blogger Awards on  The link is here.

If you are not already a member of Goodreads, you have to register, but this takes mere seconds and would be a great help to me.  The link to register is here (after which you can vote at the above link).

This would be the first award for my blog if I win.  And because you’ve been featured on the site, it would add prestige to your interview and possibly help drive traffic and sales.  Just recently I was informed by an author that her interview on my site resulted in a book club purchasing 16 books from her!  So I know the blog is having a real effect.

Please vote for me, and tell your friends and contacts as well.  I sincerely appreciate your support.



Read Love Train for free with Amazon Prime!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve enrolled in the KDP Select program which allows Amazon Prime members to check out and read my book, Love Train, for free!

That’s right, if you’re looking for the greatest spoof of the action-adventure genre, complete with unnecessary puns and plenty of fight scenes, go and check out Love Train now!  It has an average rating of 5 stars and is certainly a fun read.

I hope you enjoy, and I know you will!