Thursday, December 3, 2015 | By: The Write Way Cafe

First Love Again with Kristina Knight

The Write Way Café welcomes Kristina Knight, an enthusiastic author who may have been an exclamation point in another life.

Tell us a little about First Love Again
First Love Again is a story about second chances and redemption. Emmett blames himself for something that happened years ago ~ to the point, he hasn't been 'home' in 10 years. Jaime is trying hard to leave the past behind, but the people around her can't let go of what happened. Together, they'll face the past and hopefully find a future together.

If First Love Again was made into a movie, who would play your main characters, and why? 
As I was writing the book, I had very specific people in mind! I'd pick Scarlett Johansson for Jaime - because she does feisty but broken so well! - and Joe Manganiello for Emmett because...well, Joe Manganiello.

What or who has been instrumental in or to your writing journey?
There are so many people! I've been incredibly lucky to have a very supportive husband and a core group of real-life friends who not only let me whine when a story isn't going well, but who kick my butt to get the story back on track! They know who they are. :)

What “keepers” are in your home library?
There are SO MANY! And for so many different reasons! I still have my dog-eared copies of the Narnia series because just seeing them on my shelf takes me back to my teenage self and the dreams those books instigated, I have copies of two of my favorite romance books - scammed from my grandmother's book shelf! - and I have several 'keeper' authors whose hardback books will always be on my shelves.

What is your favorite social media?  Why? 
Instagram! I love Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of the images you see in those places are memes or graphics using professional photography (nothing wrong with that!)...but I love, love Instagram for the simple reason that the pictures I see there are, for the most part, real pictures take in real time by real people.

And now for the fun stuff!

If you were a punctuation mark, what would you be? 
Exclamation Mark..because I get overly excited. Some people would say about nothing. I disagree.

What is your biggest shopping downfall?
Bags and shoes. I'm a HUGE Dooney & Bourke fan and a Vera Bradley fan...I've got more bags from those 2 designers than, probably, 5 people would need...but I love them.

Are you a glass half empty or glass half full personality? 
Glass half full...some would call me a Pollyanna. I prefer Optimist.

Are you a dog/cat/other person? 
Dog! I love my Hazel (she's a shih tzu) and so silly!

What is your favorite season and why? 
Fall, because of all the, Summer because beach-time. But I can't forget about snow days in Winter (and we get a lot up here!), so Winter. Wait a sec, with snow days come weeks of sub-zero temperatures. I'll go with Spring, because it's a little bit of all three - warm like summer but without those 100 degree days, colorful like fall and still crisp in the early mornings and evenings like the beginning of winter.

Coming back to Gulliver Island after a ten-year absence to take care of his father should have been simple. Emmett Deal would fix and sell the family home, and return to Cincinnati with his ailing father in tow. Yet something compels him to stay a little longer. The beautiful, bright eyes of Jaime Brown.

Ten years ago, traumatic events changed the course of Jaime's life forever, catching her in a small-town life she can't escape. Emmett's return stirs up the memories she wanted to ignore ... and dreams she had forgotten. Now she finds herself with a rare opportunity - a second chance. Only this time, it's not just for love...

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About Kristina:  Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after. Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!

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Kristina Knight said...

thanks for having me over today!

HiDee said...

I love second chance stories. Look forward to reading First Love Again. Thanks for being with us today!

Angela Adams said...

Enjoyed the interview, Kristina. Best wishes with your book!