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Kristine (Kris) Bauske was born in rural Southwest Michigan. A tomboy with a deep love of books and plays, Kris was active in theatrical productions throughout high school and college. A born writer, Kris graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan in 1985. She became a Technical Writer and lived throughout the Midwest before settling in Orlando, FL in 1994. Kris has written numerous poems and a collection of short stories but most enjoys writing plays. Two of her plays have been produced by the New York Acting Ensemble of Orlando. Her first play, “A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas” has garnered national attention and was published by Baker’s Plays, a subsidiary of Samuel French, Inc. in March 2009. Kris is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America and the Theatre Communications Group. She continues to write from her Central Florida home.

Chloe Nelson and the Remarkable, Unusual, Foolproof Retirement Plan

Chloe Nelson is not happy with retirement! Her husband, Stu, has lost his hearing and spends most of his day in the john. Their only child, Heather, lives too far away to pay attention to her aging parents. Even the neighbor, Ira, the adult son of Chloe’s good friend Ruth, seems to need a little shaking up, so, inspired by a soap opera, Chloe forms a remarkable plan!

On Easter weekend, Chloe brings together family and friends for an innocent supper party. The only trouble is, the party’s not so innocent, and everyone might not make it out alive!

When Stu mentions the plan, Chloe’s unusual scheme is threatened by the well-meaning Heather. Spend a weekend of pure chaos with one of the Midwest’s most outrageous families to solve the many mysteries of “Chloe Nelson and the Remarkable, Unusual, Foolproof, Retirement Plan”!