Brevard Author’s Latest Novel Hits Stores Today

By  //  February 28, 2013

Storm-Chasing Adventure

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The big day has arrived for Rockledge author Chris Kridler.

“Tornado Pinball” is a storm-chasing adventure and the sequel to “Funnel Vision,” by Brevard author Chris Kridler. It is now available for purchase in a variety of formats. (Image courtesy of Chris Kridler)

Publication of Kridler’s second storm-chasing adventure novel, Tornado Pinball, hits bookstore store shelves today and is sure to delight readers. Digital versions for Kindle, Nook and other formats are also available.

Tornado Pinball centers on a TV crew trying to pull off the ultimate stunt — putting a human probe inside a tornado. Disasters, drama and humor ensue.

The book follows Kridler’s successful first novel, Funnel Vision, about the chronicles of storm chasers.

Kridler is an award-winning writer, photographer and storm chaser whose chase accounts can be found at and whose blog and other photographic work are featured at

As a journalist, she has more than 20 years of experience working at Florida Today, The Baltimore Sun and The Charlotte Observer, covering  space, features and the arts.

Originally from Pennsylvania, she went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now calls Rockledge home.

Her photographs have appeared in several magazines and books, including the covers of The Journal of Meteorology, the book Winderful, and Wallace and Hobbs’ Atmospheric Science textbook.

Author Chris Kridler’s second storm-cashing novel hits stores today.(Image courtesy of Amanda Stratford)

She was recently featured in Popular Photography.

Krisler’s short film “Chasing Reality” won the best documentary award at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida in 2011.

She also has been interviewed on several TV shows and on “American Variety Radio” on public radio.

To coincide with today’s book release, Kridler will celebrate publication of Tornado Pinball with a book signing and gallery opening of her storm photography exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. March 22 at the Downtown Gallery, 335 South Washington Avenue in Titusville.

The event will include refreshments, wine, hors d’oeuvres and copies of Kridler’s books will be available for purchase.

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