October 9, 2009

TOTBT Day 9:Author Interview with Kristina Springer

Today is my very first author interview for the trick or treat blog tour! I was so thrilled and excited to interview Kristina Springer author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST! I Can not wait to read her new book, so this interview was especially fun! Enjoy!

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?With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

ME: Firstly, thank you so much for Participating in Sunshine Edition's First Trick-Or-Treat blog tour. What was your inspiration for the Espressologist?

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: Definitely! Me and my main character Jane share some similarities (except she is far cooler and funnier than me!

ME: Okay i have to ask, where is your favorite place to write, is it a coffeshop?

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:Freshman year in college. But I didn't know that I wanted to be a young adult fiction writer until about five years ago.

ME: I know you went through a couple cover's before your current one(Which i love and is my favorite), how did that process go, and do you judge a book by its cover?

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!)

ME: What is your favorite Halloween Treat?

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!

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