I’m excited to be touring Kristina Springer and her book 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. Tori knows 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.
And now for the usual questions:
What inspired the plot for your book?
I had my own fake boyfriend in 7th grade.
Why did you decide to write in this genre?
I’ve always liked to read young adult books and my writing voice tends to be middle grade and young adult.
What is your writing process like?
I write whenever I can squeeze in time—usually a couple of hours a night a couple of times a week.
What are you working on now?
Edits on my Fall 2011 book tentatively titled Pumpkin Princess.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Take care of my four little ones, hang out with friends, read, exercise.
Who do you like to read?
Chick lit– books like Sophie Kinsella’s and Meg Cabot.
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 www.KristinaSpringer.com.