November 18th, 2009


Today on the blog tour I'll be interviewing Kristina Springer, author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST

About 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?

About Kristina Springer
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.

Me Hi, Welcome! thanks for stopping in to chat with us! What competes for your time and how do you manage to give writing the appropriate amount of time it requires?

Kristina My family. :-) I have four kids ages 1, 3, 5, and 6. And they've got lots of activities. I write in the evenings or on the weekends.

Me Whew, I thought I was busy! What is your writing routine? Do you outline or write as you go? Do you fully sketch and develop your main character initially, or get to know him/her as you write?

Kristina Before I sold I wrote as I went along. But somewhere along the way I switched to writing full outlines. I still like to get to know my characters as I go along though. I tried doing one of those huge character charts once but it took too long and didn't really help me when it came time to write the book.

Me What do you particularly love about the setting you portray in your book?

Kristina I loooooove the coffee shop setting! Coffee shops are a great place for characters to hang out and drama to ensue.

Me Agreed! What actor or actress do you imagine playing your main character in a movie or T.V. version of your book?

Kristina Hmm...maybe Vanessa Hudgens?

Me Great! thanks for stopping in! This really is a cute read, I know it'll do great! Congratulations on your debut!

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