Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, and JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children. For more info, visit her website.
Let the conversation begin!
Tell us about the book you’re working on.
I’m revising the end of my latest YA book, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT, for the tenth time. It’s a super fun book that tabloid loving teens will hopefully love.
Coffee or Tea?
When are you the most productive?
When I’m working away from home. Usually a coffee shop.
Daily word count?
I don’t do daily word counts. I just write whatever I can, whenever I get a chance.
As a teenager, what was your favorite musical group?
New Kids on the Block. I was the president and founder of our local fan club. My favorite was Joey.
Who is your best friend? Why?
My husband. I know, cheesy but we’ve been together since we were both 22 and I tell him everything.
If you could live anywhere for one year, all expenses paid, where would you live?
Oooh, Paris I think. Or Italy.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a rockstar (stage name: Tina Rockafina). Then I wanted to be a nurse. Then a teacher. I didn’t settle on author until almost 30.
What is your favorite season? Why?
Fall. I love the leaves and the pumpkins and the pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks.
Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?
Half full. Iced Mocha.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Hopefully still writing lots of books!
What do you miss about being a child?
The freedom of not having responsibilities.
What is the best part of writing?
The first draft.
The never-ending revision/editing.
If you could only write one more book, what would it be about?
Probably a memoir.
How long have you been writing? Does it feel like yesterday?
I wrote my first book 6 years ago. And yeah, it doesn’t seem like that long ago.
What specific thing have you done that impressed yourself?
Giving birth to four kids. Still kinda amazed that really happened.