A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Friday, January 20, 2012

AAD NOLA Author Spotlight: Kristen Painter

What is your favorite genre to read? 
I'll read anything I can get my hands on. Lately though, it's been comic books and graphic novels.
Why did you choose to pursue this career path? 
I think it chose me. ;o) I have a head full of stories and there's no better way to tell them than to write.

When did you decide that you wanted to be a published author?
When I was six or seven. Unfortunately, it took quite a while longer to get published. 

What has the journey been like?
Big ups and big downs, but I've made some amazing friends along the way.

What is the writing process like for you?
A lot like exercise. I have to make myself do it, then while I'm doing it I'm pretty much in the zone, but I'm happiest when I've finished and know that what I accomplished was totally worthwhile.

Character's Name: Malkolm Bourreau 
Character's Appearance: Dark hair and eyes, fangs, body covered in the tattooed names of his victims. 

What is one thing you wouldn't be caught dead doing?
I'm already dead. And I've done just about everything.  

If you could marry any person, who would it be and why?
Marry? I'm not the marrying kind. *checks to see if Chrysabelle is listening* 

What is your favorite book?
The one that has the solution to my curse in it.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
A good weapon. Not technically clothing, but I'd rather be naked and armed than not. 

Do you have a favorite food?

A little about me: I’m a former college English teacher, but I’ve held a crazy mix of other jobs including maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and sales for Christian Dior Bijoux. On the writing side of things, I’m a two-time Golden Heart finalist and have been on the board of three different RWA chapters. What can I say? I like getting involved. I’m not adverse to bossing people around either.

Connect with Kristen: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Lol, this was fun! That character interview just shouts BadAss! Looking forward to reading the books, they are somewhere in my TBR mountain.