Friday, July 13, 2018

Amazon gift card and contemporary fiction author Krysten Lindsay Hager

I discovered this next author thanks to a connection with Diana Anderson-Tyler, whose name might sound familiar if you follow the blog.

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values.

Who would have thought that daydreaming in math class would pay off for Krysten down the road? I can tell you that I paid attention for the most part considering I was going for my math degree! Krysten went a different route...

Can Dreams Come True? is the first book of Krysten's Cecily Taylor Series.

You can probably guess that most teenage girls develop a crush or two on pop stars. Maybe you even have a crush at the moment. Well, you'll find that this book is will bring fruition to the imagination.

Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video.

However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy.

A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated.

Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?

Still curious about the author? Time for an interview with Krysten...

What inspires you to write?
I find inspiration all over. Music, movies, TV shows inspire me and I also find inspiration in everyday life. The idea of making people feel something is inspiring, but also knowing people will find an escape in a story inspires me to write. I know I really appreciate the books that helped me escape during a difficult time.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
Each book has been different. Some have taken years, others about a year.per year. I am doing very well on that goal this year and on track to have about six books release in 2018. However, two of them were already partially written.

What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the sequel to my YA book, Can Dreams Come True right now. I’m also working on another YA novel and an adult novel. I have always enjoyed reading different genres, so I also like writing different ones as well.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
To read as much as you can. It’s one thing that you really must do if you want to write. I also recommend having an idea box or Pinterest board to put story ideas and things that relate to your story.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
I didn’t connect with it until I was an adult, but The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a must read. I get something out of it each time.

So who wants to win something?!

Krysten Lindsay Hager and I have partnered up to give away a couple items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback of Can Dreams Come True and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. Two winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winners will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

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