Friday, September 3, 2010

GCC Presents: Kristina Springer!

Another one of my gals from the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit has a brand new book, so I'm interviewing Kristina Springer about MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS which sounds like such a fun read.

Here are the details.

About My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours:

Seventh grade was supposed to be fun, but Tori is having major drama with her BFF, Sienna. Sienna changed a lot over the summer—on the first day of school she’s tan, confident, and full of stories about her new dreamy boyfriend. Toriknows that she’s totally making this guy up. So Tori invents her own fake boyfriend, who is better than Sienna’s in every way. Things are going great—unless you count the whole lying-to-your-best-friend thing—until everyone insists Tori and Sienna bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.

About Kristina:

Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS and the forthcoming PUMPKIN PRINCESS (fall 2011). She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides outside of Chicago with her husband and children. Visit her at

The Interview:

Q: Please tell us what your new book is about and what inspired you to write it.

Kristina: My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours is about two 7th grade BFFs who get in a crazy and funny competition of the fake boyfriends. When Tori’s BFF Sienna comes back from a summer away and is suddenly glamorous, confident, gorgeous, AND bragging about her Mr. Wonderful new boyfriend Antonio, Tori is sure it’s all talk and figures, hey, two can play at this game and creates her own conveniently long-distance boyfriend who just so happens to be better than Sienna’s in every way. It’s fun, fun, fun! And as for my inspiration, well let’s say I had a pretty smokin’ fake boyfriend of my own in 7th grade.

Q: If there was a soundtrack for your book what are five songs that would be on it and how do they relate the story? (and if you have a playlist, feel free to share a link!)

Kristina: I can’t even start to think of five songs. I rarely listen to music unless it’s in spin class. :-)

Q: Who were some of your inspirations to become a writer or the inspirations that keep you writing? Feel free to include other authors, teachers, parents, or people in other creative fields, whoever is an inspiration to you!

Kristina: Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella, and Lauren Myracle

Q: Even though music plays in so heavily into my storytelling, I rarely can actually listen to it while I'm writing. Can you? How does music fit into your writing process?

Kristina: Only the music that’s playing in Starbucks. And that’s because I can tune it out.

Q: What is next for you? What are you working on now?

Kristina: I’m editing my Fall 2011 book is tentatively titled Pumpkin Princess. It's about a 17-year-old girl named Jamie Edwards who has loved growing up on her family’s pumpkin patch in Average, IL, and has always dreamed of one day being the town’s Pumpkin Princess at the annual Pumpkin Festival. Her rich and famous cousin, Milan Woods, comes to town and turns Jamie's world upside down though. Jamie knows she has to expose Milan for who she really is and teach her that life’s not all pumpkins and apple butter at the patch.

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