Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Meet Kristina Springer: THE ESPRESSOLOGIST

Every time I read the synopsis for Kristina Springer’s THE ESPRESSOLOGIST I want to just curl up with a hot drink by the fire.

See what I mean?

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?

Today, we have Kristina here to answer some questions and tell us about herself.

And, go:

1) Would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?

Bestselling Rockstar Author

2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?

Laugh

3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?

Write from beach house.

4) FaceBook or MySpace?

Facebook

5) After a period, one space or two?

One

And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?

Persevere

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.

To find out more about Kristina and her books, check out her website at www.kristinaspringer.com!

1 comment:

Tam said...

This book sounds so good! I'm totally gonna read it - and you know how tall my stack of books already is...thanks for the rec!