About the Author


Renee Marie Philomena Thérèse Kray grew up in Michigan with eight siblings and several really dumb dogs. Having been homeschooled from a young age, she was able to experiment with writing and quickly fell in love with the art. She earned her BA in Literature from Ave Maria University, her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and has self-published two collections of short stories: Think Again: A Captivating Compendium and Restless: A Year of Ghost Stories. However, none of these pursuits have been as challenging as trying to get her pug, Potato, to stop eating dirt.

My mission is to live out my Catholic faith by telling stories that make a difference. I believe that storytelling has deep purpose and can touch lives beyond just being entertainment, regardless of the genre.

I am most active on my Instagram account, @ReneeMPTKray . It’s a smattering of my two biggest obsessions: dolls and books, and the ways that I can pair the two together.

Let’s get to know each other!

My favorite authors:

  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Stephen King
  • Neil Gaiman
  • J.K. Rowling

My best books ever:

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Goldfinch
  • IT
  • Coraline
  • The Casual Vacancy
  • Dracula
  • The Turn of the Screw
  • Jane Eyre
  • Brave New World
  • Heart Shaped Box

The TV shows I am crazy about:

  • Stranger Things
  • Friends
  • The Nanny
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
  • The Office
  • The Good Place
  • New Girl
  • Oddities
  • Kitchen Nightmares

Movies I am unhealthy obsessed with:

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • It Chapter One
  • Coraline
  • Corpse Bride
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Mulan
  • Tangled
  • Flushed Away
  • Cinderella (2015)
  • Wonder Woman

Magical Houses I’ve been sorted into:

  • Hufflepuff
  • Thunderbird

Recording artists I’ll keep on repeat:

  • Taylor Swift
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Avril Lavigne

official author photograph (c) 2016 by PNVB Photography


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