Jen: Today we welcome Kristina Wright to Romancing the Book. Kristina, will you share a short bio with us?
Kristina: Kristina Wright is a full-time freelance writer and the editor of a over dozen erotic romance anthologies, including Fairy Tale Lust and the Best Erotic Romance series. She has written for Harlequin and HarperCollins Mischief and her short fiction has appeared in over one hundred print anthologies, while her nonfiction has appeared in publications as diverse as the Washington Post, USA Today, Narratively, Scary Mommy, Cosmopolitan and more. She holds a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University and a M.A. in Humanities from Old Dominion University and she has taught college composition and world mythology at the college level. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and their two young sons. She blogs regularly at Mom.me and Bookbub.com and you can find her online at kristinawright.com, @KristinaWright on Twitter and facebook.com/kristinacw.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Kristina: The One Who Got Away is a collection of bittersweet erotic romance stories about that one elusive lover from our past. A friend suggested it to me one day when I was brainstorming new anthology ideas. The idea, and the possibilities for all the types of stories that could be written, intrigued me.
Jen: What what age did you discover writing? Tell us your call story.
Kristina: I’ve literally been writing since I learned to print. I had an epiphany at a very early age that someone actually wrote the books I loved to read– and the fact that writing could be someone’s actual job blew me away. I wrote my first story in first grade (and I still have it!) and I’ve been writing ever since. Writing is literally the only career I have ever wanted. Pretty boring, huh? 😉
Jen: Describe your writing in 3 words.
Kristina: eclectic, accessible, personal
Jen: Do you have a writing routine?
Kristina: It varies. Right now, both of my kids are in school, the oldest is in kindergarten and the youngest is in pre-K three days a week. So on school mornings, I drop them off at school and head to Starbucks for a few hours. If I’m under deadline, I’ll squeeze in a few hours on the weekend or after they go to bed.
Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Kristina: I keep my phone by my bed and will use the notes app to keep track of late night inspirations When I’m driving or out and about, I’ll use the talk-to-text feature to send texts to myself.
Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there one you’ll probably stay away from? Why?
Kristina: I’d really like to write a psychological thriller. I love reading them and I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head. As far as genres I won’t write– I don’t know if there is one. My tastes are pretty eclectic and have evolved over time. I’d never say never.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Kristina: I have no idea! Ha. Actually, I’ve been writing a lot of nonfiction in the last year, both personal essays and articles, and I’ve really missed fiction. So I think I’ll be writing more erotic romance in 2016 and I have two books releasing in the next year from HarperCollins Mischief and Circlet Press.