Heart of the Winterland Author Interview

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Today I have fellow Scribophile member and author Kristen Kooistra as my first author interviewee back from my blogging break!

So Kristen…

Q: What was the source of inspiration behind your book?

A: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people through the wonder that is the internet. Before my kids were born, a lot of those people I met through online gaming. One day I was thinking about how unique and diverse my friends were and how it’d be cool to put them in a story. Or rather, use elements of who they were to create characters in a story.

I had an idea of writing a story about a princess and her invisible guardian(who by the time I published was no longer invisible) who lived in a wintery kingdom. I started the story and went from there.

It’s fun seeing traces of old friends in Heart of the Winterland. And I feel like my characters have a lot of depth since I took inspiration from real people. Continue reading


#Wattys2015 and Character Interview Part I

Bianca Lawson as Nadia Kemp Credit image: Wikipedia

Well it’s coming to the final week of #Wattys2015. And I like to give my thanks to those who’ve read, followed, voted, commented on my works on Wattpad. And retweeted about my work in progress novels on Twitter as well.

And here to express her thanks as well, is Nadia Kemp, the main character in Nadia, the Fire Witch, in her first ever interview:

I know, we’ve gone over this already, but what is your name? Hello, My name is Nadia, no middle name, Kemp. Continue reading