Hi Everyone! Today I’m thrilled to have Kristina Springer on the blog! Kristina is celebrating the release of her debut novel: The Espressologist.
About The Espressologist
What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?
About Kristina Springer
Kristina Springer has a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University. Her first novel, THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux on October 27, 2009. Her second novel, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, also from FSG, will be published in the fall of 2010. She lives in a suburb of Chicago, IL with her husband Athens and their four small children Teegan, Maya, London, and Gavin.
On to the Interview!
Me: Without giving away too many spoilers, what is your favorite part of the novel/what was the part you had the most fun writing?
Kristina: Favorite part of the book: The ending. Parts I had the most fun writing: The Espressology nights.
Me: What kind of writing projects are you currently working on? Or, if you aren't working on anything new, is there a different demographic/genre you wouldn't mind tackling in the future?
Kristina: I'm working on edits for my middle grade novel that comes out in the fall of 2010. It's called MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS.
Me: (lol) Oh that is scary!! Is your MC based on ME?? And finally: who is your writing hero and why?
Kristina: I adore Meg Cabot. Not only is she a fabulous writer but her career is a wonderful model to follow. Whenever I wonder if I should do something (exp: post questionable content on my blog) I think, WWMCD (What Would Meg Cabot Do?) and bam- there's your answer. If Meg wouldn't do it I shouldn't either. :)
Readers . . . You can visit Kristina at her home on the web: http://kristinaspringer.com/
And . . . THE ESPRESSOLOGIST is officially on sale. You can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Espressologist-Kristina-Springer/dp/0374322287/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255842033&sr=1-1
Kristina will be chatting with JE tomorrow at: http://jemacleod123.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for stopping by, Kristina!