I’m totally stoked to have Kristin Walker on the blog today! Kristin is celebrating the release of her debut novel: A Match Made in High School.
You know the routine. . . .
About A Match Made in High School
When a mandatory marriage education course forces Fiona to “try the knot” with super-jock Todd Harding, she’s convinced life could not possibly get any worse. Until moments later, when her long-time crush is paired with her arch-enemy (otherwise known as Todd’s obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that’s nothing compared to her best friend’s fate – a year with the very shy, very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.
A series of hilarious pranks and misunderstandings leave Fiona wondering: is there something her supposed “best friend” hasn’t told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than a deep voice and an awesome music collection? And perhaps most intriguing of all, is it possible that Todd Harding could actually have a heart – and a brain – beneath his pretty-boy exterior?
About Kristin Walker
Kristin Walker grew up roaming the Pennsylvania countryside. She finally landed at Penn State, where she earned a BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to being actor, Kristin was many things on her way to becoming an author, such as a lifeguard, a nanny, a beginning ballroom dance instructor, a library circulation clerk, and very nearly a nurse. A Match Made in High School (Razorbill/Penguin Group) is her first novel. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ladybug, Wee Ones, and two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Kristin lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband and three sons.
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?
Kristin: I can't say. Not that it's a secret, or anything. It's just that most of the book was both sublime and excruciating to write. Okay, I loved it when I came up with a great joke.
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?
Kristin: Well, I started out in picture books and ended up in young adult novels, so I guess the only place to go is to adult fiction. But I love writing for teens. Teens don't let you get away with any of the highbrow phony crap that clogs up many an adult novel.
Me: Who is your writing hero and why?
Kristin: Nancy Viau. She's also my friend and critique partner. She's set a never-quit example for me from the very start of our careers. She also gives me a boot in the rear when I need one. She's definitely the writer who has kept me going and inspired me to reach further. I heart Nancy.
Me: Aww! Awesome! :)
Readers . . . You can visit Kristin at her home on the web: http://www.kristin-walker.com/
And . . . A Match Made in High School is officially on sale. You can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Match-Made-High-School/dp/1595142576/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263786626&sr=8-1
Thank you so much for stopping by, Kristin!