Every Wednesday, I ask a writer the same five easy questions. In an effort to support and promote fellow wordsmiths, I feature authors who write a variety of genres, from sweet inspirational to mainstream thrillers. The writers themselves may be aspiring, published, or best-selling--all have made an impact on my life.
Thank you for joining me in welcoming…Kristina Knight!!
Kristina and I met through Maumee Valley RWA and quickly bonded. She has a sassy, quick sense of humor, a huge heart, and she shares my addiction to the Middleton sisters and the royal princes. Kristina oozes patience, especially when dealing with my exuberant brainstorming ideas. Let’s just say I threw out a plot twist involving killing a sister—I believe pirate coins were involved--and Kristina still talks to me. I can't wait to read her contemporary romance novels. Here's to 2012 being your year, Kristina!
Let’s get to it!
1. Beverage of choice?
Coke. All the way. Although I'm trying to switch to Coke Zero because I'm not getting any younger and those calories are settling in places they don't belong! Also Cherry-Limeaide from Sonic on really hot summer days...or days I want to *pretend* it's summer.
2. Any pets?
One dog - who is officially 20 years old this month. She's a wonder dog - although she's mostly blind and only listens selectively. Everyone asks how we've kept her healthy: Yearly vet appointments, WalMart-brand dog food and when she was younger we walked. A lot.
3. Dream vacation?
Anywhere warm. Last December we took a family cruise to the Carribbean and that was wonderful...I'm wishing I had another cruise to look forward to lately.
4. What are you listening to right now?
Christmas music. I can't seem to get enough. I've regained my love of the old holiday hymns this year, songs like 'Let There Be Peace On Earth' and the classic hymn-styled 'Silent Night' have gotten a lot of play. Usually I'm an eclectic listener, though - pop, classics, country, contemporary Christian...it all gets played in my house!
5. What's for dinner?
I've been on a crockpot kick lately - and I'm been slammed with work, which makes the crockpot the easy choice. Tonight it's barbecue ribs, homemade mac-n-cheese (because everybody needs a little mac-n-cheese in life!) and some steamed green beans. Or maybe broccoli...that extra cheese from the mac needs to go somewhere.
Kristina, I love Coke, but I too have made the switch this January, except I went to Diet Coke. We’ll see how long it lasts. And I am so with you on a cruise! The Caribbean sounds fabulous right now, especially since snow flurries swirl outside and the temps dipped to the twenties. We could call it a brainstorming cruise. I won’t even bring up pirate coins or psychotic sisters!
Your dinner makes my mouth water. I would skip the green beans and go with the broccoli. Like you said, the extra cheese from the mac DOES need to go somewhere! Thanks so much for being my guest today. Give your pooch an extra big hug too, okay?
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police - no, she wasn't a trouble-maker she was a journalist. When the opportunity to write what she wanted - business and family/parenting articles - and to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she's never looked back. Now she writes articles for magazines and such by day and writes romance novels with spice by night. And any toddler-free, five minute break she has. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 20 year old fur-kid. Happily ever after. To learn more about Kristina, stop by her blog, be friends with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.
All month on my author Facebook page, I'm posting tips on how to stay motivated to meet our goals. I'd love for you to stop by and join the conversation. If you have a tip, hop over and please share!!
What are you looking forward to this year?
(My big dreams for this year include signing a book contract, possibly moving into a different home, and celebrating my oldest heading to high school this fall!)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!