September 3rd, 2010

The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit presents Kristina Springer!

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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.

Jenn: Why was it important to you to write this book?

Kristina: Because it was a fun idea and I like to have fun when I write.

Jenn: Where is this book set, and what does the setting mean to you?

Kristina: In a suburb of Illinois modeled off of where I grew up.

Jenn: My May release, Endless Summer, is the sequel to The Boys Next Door, and it’s the first sequel I’ve written. How do you feel about sequels and series versus stand-alone novels as a writer, and as a reader?

Kristina: I like to read them but I’ve never tried writing a sequel yet.

Jenn: What good books have you read lately?

Kristina: The Help (it was for my monthly book club).

Jenn: When readers tell you they’ve read and loved all your books and they want recommendations for similar books to read now, what do you say?

Kristina: Check out Kristin Walker’s A Match Made in High School, Rhonda Stapleton’s Stupid Cupid series, or Mandy Hubbard’s Prada & Prejudice.

Jenn: Gotta love mandyhubbard! What’s next for you?

Kristina: I have a new young adult book coming out in Fall of 2011, tentatively titled Pumpkin Princess.

For the latest on Kristina's books, visit her at www.KristinaSpringer.com!