KS:I'm a HUGE coffee fan and spend tons of time in coffee shops. One day I was sitting in Starbucks people watching and it hit me that I could sorta tell what they were going to order. I thought it might be fun to write a book about Espressology and detail this kind of information. Then I thought no, write a book about a Batista who matchmakes based on this information and call her the Espressologist.
ME: Can you relate to any of the characters in the Espressologist?
KS: I do ALL of my writing in coffeeshops! I have four kids ages 6 and under so my house is LOUD. I wrote all of The Espressologist from the same table at my local Starbucks.
ME: When was the moment, when you knew you wanted to be a writer?
KS:The whole cover thing is usually out of the author's hands. Pretty much my publisher just showed me each cover. They made some changes on their end to get to the final cover and I agree with you-- it's my favorite!I do tend to judge a book by it's cover which I know is so bad! Just recently I had been putting off reading a book that I received as a gift because the cover was blah. I finally started it last week and LOVED it! Sometimes bad covers happen to good books.
ME: Favorite Past halloween costume?
KS: I liked dressing up as a princess as a kid.
ME: Scariest moment of your life?
KS:After having baby #4 last summer I took all of the kids out by myself for the first time (oldest was 5 then). When we came home I quickly realized our house had been robbed and it was terrifying trying to get everyone out of there fast and call the police. I didn't know if there was still someone in there. It's scary when you're one person and you have a lot of little people to protect. ( ME: That is TERRIFYING, I dont know what i would have done!)
KS: Peanut butter cup
ME: Favorite Scary book?
KS: Any old Stephen King stuff (not fantasy though-- I'm not a fantasy fan). I especially like Desperation.
ME: What will you be doing this halloween ?
KS: Taking the kiddos trick-or-treating!
Thank you again Kristina for the awesome Interview! I had so much fun! Make sure to read THE ESPRESSOLOGIST comming out October 27, 2009. Also you can Check out Kristina's WEBSITE!