Ten Days, Ten Pounds

Pasta & Prosecco, Caravaggio & Carnevale, Jewels & Justice, Brain Surgery & Butterflies:

What I Gained From Losing It in Italy & How I Became a Volcano Goddess!


A travel memoir about a trip to Italy during Mercury regrograde. Join my bestseller team and keep up with what’s happening!


My Nth birthday trip to Italy turned upside-down before it even began, turned me inside-out, and changed me for good. My blog about carefree travel couldn’t hide my fear for a good friend’s life. The blog became a little book, and then grew to a fully realized narrative through rewrites on Wattpad, through work in writing groups and workshops, expert advice and then several rounds of readers.

Beyond inspired!” 

“Friendship stuff… so incredibly lovely…” 

“Beyond inspired!” 

“You know how, in Eat, Pray, Love, Under the Tuscan Sun, An Italian Affair, and all those other memoirs,” I said to Jenny. “Women always seem to go to Italy when their lives fall apart.” She nodded, waiting for my premise. “Screw that. Let’s go and have a delicious time because there is NOTHING wrong with our lives! We are happy, healthy, and loved. Our kids are in school, no one’s doing drugs, we’re doing what we want to do.” I was writing. She was painting.

Jenny raised her glass and swallowed while nodding her head. “Let’s make it our plan, Kris,” she said, “to stuff our eyes with art, and our bodies with good food.”

“That’s it,” I said.

“And nap,” she said. “Let’s just plan to gain ten pounds.”

“There’s our title,” I laughed. “Ten Days, Ten Pounds!” 

Ten Days, Ten Pounds will find itself on shelves alongside travel memoirs like Eat, Pray Love, Wild, Lunch in Paris, Four Seasons in Rome, The Sweet Life in Paris, and so on. In this novelesque memoir I share my inner journey to fully embracing my creative self, through experiences with mountains and masks, and motherhood.



Ten Days, Ten Pounds was rated #1 among over 300 stories about Carnevale on Wattpad!

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