As a child, Kristi Cook took her nose out of a book only long enough to take a ballet class (or five) each week. Not much has changed since then, except she’s added motherhood to the mix and enjoys penning her own novels as much as reading everybody else’s. A transplanted southern gal, Kristi lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.When did it hit you that you're going to be a published author and other people will be able to walk into a bookstore and buy your book?
*Bio taken from Kristi's website
Ask me again on Feb. 22nd, LOL! I think I need to actually *see* it on the shelves first!What were your first thoughts when you saw the cover for Haven?
I was blown away! It was pretty much exactly the kind of cover I was hoping for--more abstract, and a little bit Twilight-like in that it felt eye-catching and intriguing without really giving anything away, if that makes any sense. Plus, the color palette felt "right" for the story, and I loved the title font (yes, I am a geek when it comes to fonts--I can spend hours on font sites...it's a sickness, I know!).
I couldn't agree more - it's an eye-catcher
Did you create a playlist while writing Haven?
Not a playlist, per se, but there were some songs that I listened to on loop while I was writing--a very, very odd mix of songs. Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve. Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Even the Star Trek movie soundtrack!
Ooh, an eclectic group of music. Can't go wrong with Bittersweet Symphony either.
There's a character in HAVEN whose pyschic gift is being able to astrally project, and I'd love to have that ability. When I was eleven or twelve, I read Lois Duncan's STRANGER WITH MY FACE about astral projection, and the whole concept totally fascinated me. I vividly remember lying in bed and trying to do it--too bad it didn't work!Do you have a favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Any books that you’re dying to see turned into movies?
What was the last book you read?
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins, and I absolutely loved it!! Easily one of my top-three favorite reads of 2010. Still can't quite get Etienne St. Clair out of my head!What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
The craziest thing was probably a series of *two* crazy things--first, I got accepted into the FBI, and was set to begin training at Quantico. Then, I found out I had a brain tumor, and instead of going to Quantico, I had brain surgery. Yeah, good times.
Wow, that is beyond crazy. Thank goodness it was caught and you're healthy now.
At the risk of sounding really, really lame...I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are awesome!
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