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Kris FriendWelcome to Kris Friend's channel on The Southport Times. Kris is a freelance writer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. View Kris's work for The Southport Times below.

Kris's Bio:
Kris Friend is a repeat winner of the National Novel Writing Month challenge and a contributing author of The Gratitude Project. Working on her current novel developed during the Nanowrimo contest, Kris draws on her diverse experiences as a substitute teacher, landscape designer, management consultant, bartender and parent. A successful survivor of the feminist era, Kris attributes Marilyn French's feminist anthem, The Women's Room, to her quest to document the life of the everyday woman. Kris's love of gardening and familiarity with the visually handicapped led to her current novel's theme, developing senses.

Born in New Jersey, Kris attended four high schools in four years, studying in Paris, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. before graduating and attending Moravian College. Kris's work history has included legislative assistant for a New Jersey State Senator, Marketing Assistant in the entertainment industry, grant writer for teen drug and alcohol treatment programs, corporate trainer, bartender, and window washer. A life change led Kris to pursue the study of Horticultural Therapy within the Landscape Design industry. Since 2001 Kris has worked in the agriculture technology field in several commercial greenhouses, managed garden centers and plant nurseries and designed therapy gardens for hospice patients.

Kris is currently a direct care hospice volunteer in North Carolina where she also leads writing workshops for Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Kris has developed a writing workshop series for women and is currently working on a therapy gardening series for the Internet while she writes her blog for The Southport Times.

Kris recently moved south from New Jersey and lives in North Carolina near the beach with her children, Delilah the black lab, Ziggie the tiger cat, her kites, and as many vibrant flowers as possible.

Kris's Work For The Southport Times:

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7/4/2012 Happy Independence Day Independence Day
7/2/2012 Franklin Square Franklin Square
6/29/2012 Get Ready! 4th of July
6/20/2012 Catch A Breeze Riding The Ferry
6/16/2012 Sail Into Southport Arriving in Southport
6/11/2012 Movie Making Movies
6/4/2012 Swimming Holes Places To Swim
6/3/2012 Step Back in Time Area History
6/1/2012 Summer Fun With Good Neighbors Summertime
5/30/2012 Memorial Day Memorial Day Photos
5/23/2012 Flying Freedom Kites
5/21/2012 Watch Out! Beach Etiquette
5/18/2012 Up In The Air! Airport
5/14/2012 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Summer Season
5/1/2012  May With All Its Finery The Month of May
4/2/12 Castaway Keys in Southport New Restaurant
3/27/12 Southport - Quite a Resort Visiting Southport
3/23/12 Surf's Up For Locals Spring Season
3/14/12 Travel Bug License Plate Spotting
3/8/2012 Playing Hooky Lunchtime
3/6/2012 Vision of Spring Spring Flowers
2/29/2012 Leap Day Magic! Leap Day
2/28/2012 Back Roads Roads To Southport
2/27/2012 Bird Watch Bird Watching
2/26/2012 Volunteers Volunteers
2/23/2012 Riding the Spring Air Ferry Ride
2/21/2012 Strolling Toward Spring Spring
2/8/2012  Street Sights Sights in Southport
1/30/2012 The Weather is Here Pleasant Weather
1/12/2012 Optimistic January Resolutions/Predictions
12/24/2011 May Your Days Be Merry & Bright Year-End-Review
12/15/2011 Natural Decorations Christmas Season
12/7/2011 Out and About Charity/Volunteering
11/30/2011 Small Business - Everyday! Small Business
11/23/2011 Thoughts and Thanks Thanksgiving
11/16/2011 Come Sail Away Sailing/Boating
11/10/2011 Identity Theft Cemeteries
11/7/2011 Friends Along the Way Holiday Decorating
11/4/2011  Get Ready 'Cause
Here They Come
Holiday Shopping
10/25/2011 Drop Me A Line Fishing
10/17/2011 Birds of a Feather Birds
10/12/2011 Moving In Moving
10/3/2011 Garden Jewels Fall Flowers
10/3/2011 Along the Beach Road Southport/Oak Island
9/26/2011 The Season of the Witch Autumn in Southport
9/13/2011 Along the Marina Southport Marinas
9/9/2011 Come On In! Gates and Entranceways
9/6/2011 And the Fun Continues St. James Plantation
9/1/2011 Signs of the Times Signs of Southport
8/29/2011 Weather Watch: Hurricane Irene Hurricane Irene
8/24/2011 Be Prepared For Hurricane Irene Hurricane Irene
8/22/2011 Serene Moments: A Day at the Beaches of Southport
and Oak Island
Oak Island Beaches
8/10/2011 Sights Along The Way Southport Walking Tour
8/8/2011 Patriotic Memories July 4th Celebration
8/2/2011 Setting Out For Southport Southport, NC


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