Kristina Springer is the best-selling author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT and BOY SWAP. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children. Read more about her at http://www.kristinaspringer.com.
Eileen Cook is thrilled to announce that her book REMEMBER hits shelves February 24, 2015.
About the Book: A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget. Harper is used to her family being hounded by protestors. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent
Happy New Year's Friends!! Is it really 2015 tomorrow?
It's time for my yearly review in all things writing for me this year and I waited too long to get to it today! There are little people all looking at me, waiting for the New Year's Eve party to get going. So, instead of the monthly breakdown of 2014, here's my fave moments:
2014 was SO great! This past fall all of my kids were finally in school full day which meant so much more writing time for me! This year I wrot
My poor blog, I've neglected you so! If you ever come to my blog and it looks like I've been gone for awhile, find me on twitter or facebook because I'm on there all day. With tiny spurts of work here and there. ;-)
I actually have been getting lots of work done when my new puppy, Java the Mutt, isn't driving me crazy. Here she is when we first got her 6 weeks ago:
And here she is last week:
She was 12 pounds when we got her and now is 29 and growing fast! Java is a gian
Will The Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up by Sara Hantz is now available!
About the book: Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job. Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup a
Looking for something fun to do next Friday night? I'm doing a panel at 57th Street Books in Chicago with YA authors: Christa Desir, Elizabeth Fama, and Philip Siegel. We will be divulging ALL of the writer secrets. Details here- http://www.semcoop.com/event/scbwi-panel-57th-street-books
Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing. So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime—a crime that ends in murder—Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing
Jeri Smith-Ready (author of the Shade trilogy) makes her contemporary debut in what Kirkus calls "a captivating story of family heartbreak."
THIS SIDE OF SALVATION
Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else's-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David's still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there's one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to ne
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook is now available!
About the book:Friendship is a bond stronger than secrets in this novel from the author of The Almost Truth and Unraveling Isobel. As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted. Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obsc
To celebrate the three year anniversary of her first novel, Anathema, Megg Jensen has refreshed the covers of her first six novels, the prequel novelette, and the compilation!!!
As always, Anathema, Sleepers, and The Initiate are free!!!! Oubliette, Severed, Afterlife, and The Sundering are on sale for 99 cents. Or you can buy all of them in one compilation, The Song of Eloh Saga for only $3.99 (this edition not available on the iBookstore). Purchase links here.
All 8 of the new cov
What do you get when you put twenty-one picture book through young adult authors, one literary agent, and one editor in a cabin in Michigan for three days?
THE BEST WRITING CONFERENCE EVER!! Seriously had a ton of fun and learned so much from the wonderful agent and editor who shared endless amounts of their time with us and from some of the coolest authors ever. I came home with lots of new friends and I even got some writing done in there too. :-)
Rather than doing a traditional interview-filled blog tour, Denise Jaden is celebrating the release of her new nonfiction writing book, FAST FICTION, by dropping tips about writing quickly at every stop of her blog tour, and offering some awesome prizes for commenting on any of these posts (including this one!)
The more you drop by and comment, the more chances you have to win these great prizes:
Denise's Thoughts on the Idea for Fast Fiction:FAST FICTION was born out o
UNFORGOTTEN, the second book in the Unremembered Trilogy by Jessica Brody, is now in stores! Some memories are better left forgotten... After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera and her boyfriend, Zen, at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed
Had another fantastic time at the Anderson's Children's Literature Breakfast today. I got to talk to a lot of cool librarians and teachers and see author friends. There were around 500 attendees and 60+ authors, including Henry Winkler. Here's a picture of us together:
Ahhh! One of my books was chosen for the Illinois Reads program and they want me to come to a ceremony in Springfield! So cool!!
"Congratulations! Your book, The Espressologist, has been chosen as one of the books for the annual ILLINOIS READS program.
Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, ILLINOIS READS is an annual statewide project to promote reading for all Illinois citizens. The thirty-six titles chosen, from birth to adult, will be introduced in
Congrats Kristi!! You win the below. :-) I'll be sending you an e-mail shortly to get your information. And if you didn't win but still want to try for a free copy of My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, check out this Goodreads giveaway.
Good news if you're still looking for a chance to win a copy of My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours-- there's a giveaway on Good reads. Also, still two days left to enter the Fake Boyfriend contest here for the book and a bundle of goodies.
Goodreads Book Giveaway My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours by Kristina Springer Giveaway ends February 12, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
You know how you do something and then you do it the next year and then again the following year and now it's a habit? Well, I tend to review my writing year every December 31st and though I'm not really in the mood today, I gotta do it! Just like I have to work out and start my diet tomorrow morning. Ah, tradition. :-) Okay, let's see what happened in 2013.
In January, The Paparazzi Project went to #1 in free teen romance ebooks.
MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS paperback will be released on 12/31/13! Pre-order from Amazon now for $6.29 or pick-up in bookstores at the end of the month.
To celebrate I'm having a Fake Boyfriend Release Contest which will run until January 15th. One lucky winner (U.S. only) will win:A $20 gift card (Starbucks or Amazon, your choice!), Autographed copy of My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, Fake Boyfriend Emergency Kit, and a Variety of bookmarks/sticker
Girlfriend Sara Hantz stopped by to talk about her newest book, IN THE BLOOD.
About the book:For seventeen years, Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. Bu