I’ve been told there are two kinds of people in this world: The kind who love to wear costumes and those who would rather run backwards into a porcupine.
I’m the first kind.
At least I was during the time I got my BA in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, and my MFA in Drama from the University of Georgia. While I had always been a writer, I got hooked when I concocted my own audition piece--and it got a lot of attention.
In Atlanta, I joined a writers’ group, and I also snagged an amazing day job at Turner Broadcasting. Next, a group of investors moved me to L.A. to start an Independent Production Company. One film I produced won a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and another was a finalist for the American Video Award from the American Film Institute and Billboard.
Eventually I boomeranged back to my home state of Minnesota and started Movies for the Ear® so I could write/produce audio movies (which are a whole lot cheaper than the other kind). Creepers Mysteries: Haunted Cattle Drive won the Audie Award for Best Original Program from the Audio Publishers Association. It was endorsed by Good Housekeeping magazine and distributed under the Good Housekeeping Kids label.
Kirkus Reviews said: "Kingrey Anderson does a masterful job of providing an engaging, age-appropriate ghost story for elementary school kids that offers creepy, but not terrifying, elements."
I wrote and produced audio-based drama kits that were sold to schools and after school programs in the U.S. and to military bases overseas. They included Screams at Maybe Mansion, an audio-based mystery party game. Currently, I’m throwing whip cream and a cherry on a middle grade novel. And I’m mid-way through another (steal a glance left, sneak a peek right) about spies.
If you catch me teaching at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis in what you perceive to be street clothes (not a costume), remember that spy disguises can be just about anything.
I live in Minnesota with my husband and two furry friends, and I never complain about the winters.