Chris Cander

Chris Cander

Chris Cander is the award-winning author of the novels WHISPER HOLLOW, 11 STORIES, and the children's picture book THE WORD BURGLAR. Her latest is THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO, released by Knopf in 2019, which the New York Times called, "immense, intense and imaginative." With starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, BookPage, and Library Journal, it was an ABA Indie Next Great Reads pick in both hardcover and paperback, and has been sold in twelve foreign territories. A former fitness competitor and model, she currently holds a 3rd dan in taekwondo and is a certified women’s defensive tactics instructor. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Author’s Guild, the Writers’ League of Texas, PEN, and MENSA. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children. Learn more at

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