This is the first day I'll be hosting Kristie Cook here for her Blog Tour to help celebrate the release of the second book in the Soul Saver Series - Purpose. As for today's post, I have an Interview with Kristie that I hope you'll all enjoy!
What’s your favorite and least favorite part about the writing process?
What have been some exciting and/or surprising things that have happened since the release of Promise?
Somewhere, we cling to each other, our souls still united. Somewhere, we live together in the light.
But then the sun rises and life goes dark again…
I think there will be 5 or 6 books in this series and I started book three (no title yet) about a year ago, but when I decided to split the original Purpose into two books, #3 got back-burnered. It's been so long since I've even looked at it, I barely remember what's happened, so I'm really excited to get back to it. But I also have tons of other ideas vying for my attention. Sophia, Alexis's mother, has an extremely interesting history and I'm dying to explore, write and share her stories. Owen, another major support character, has also been nagging at me with his stories. I have ideas for some of the villains, even. I just don't know if any of these will become full books or even another series, or if they're short stories or novellas. And on top of all that, completely different story ideas have been popping into my head. I'm anxious to get back to writing, though. I guess we'll see whose voice screams the loudest in my head.
What are your hopes for the New Year?
Even with the awesomeness of the book releases, the second half of 2010 has been a rough one for my family. Right now, I'm just hoping it doesn't get any worse. I hope people will continue reading and loving the books and telling their friends about them. I hope I can get a lot more writing done in 2011 than I did in 2010. I hope that all the people I've been blessed with in my life – online and in real life – find peace and love in the New Year. And that they find their purpose and have the courage to live it.
And lastly, could you tell us 5 totally random things about yourself that not many people or anyone would know?
1. I met Lulu from the old variety show Hee-Haw when I was very, very young (4 or 5?) and won a necklace with a watch on it in the shape of a lady bug. You separated its wings to see the time. Lulu sang with me on her lap in front of the whole church congregation and I think it was even televised. Lulu and winning the lady-bug watch are somehow related, but I don't remember how.
2. I have to sleep with a fan on. I need the white noise and the air movement, otherwise I feel stuffy and the silence becomes overbearing.
3. I can change diapers, clean up blood, poop and trash no problem, but feet and snot make me gag…or worse. My teen boys have learned these weaknesses and you can bet they use them.
4. When I was 9 years old, I flew from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, by myself, with an 8-hour layover at New York's Kennedy Airport. Times were definitely different then…
5. I'm naturally better at math than I am at language arts. It comes pretty easy to me, but I've never liked it. I don't know if (re)learning math concepts would be as easy now as it used to be, though, because I've spent my entire adult life focusing on words and writing. I was never bad at language arts and writing, but I was always stronger in math.
Thanks again for everything Kristie - It's always great to have you here!
Find Kristie Online:
Blog | Series Site | Twitter | Facebook
Order Promise & Purpose:
Amazon | The Book Depository
Everyone be sure to check back in over the next few days for various posts to help celebrate the release of Purpose (Soul Savers, #2)
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