Friday, December 17, 2010

Day Seventeen - All About ... Kristi Cook

This the ninth time I have tried to write something interesting to introduce the Debutante of the Day and I'm running out of ideas...maybe I just copy and paste that one from the first day...kidding! :P Well, she's sweet, she's funny and she's a Deb! Ladies and Gent., please welcome Kristi Cook! ( for a moment I was going to start singing - she's beauty and she's grace, she's Ms/ Miss/ Mrs ? United States, anyone?)

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Debutante Profile

Name - Kristi Cook
Debut - Haven ( Goodreads )
Genre - Paranormal
Blog - HERE
Website - HERE
Twitter - HERE
As a child, Kristi Cook took her nose out of a book only long enough to take a ballet class (or five) each week.  Not much has changed since then, except she’s added motherhood to the mix and enjoys penning her own novels as much as reading everybody else’s.  A transplanted southern gal, Kristi lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.






Dream Debutante Dress -

Kristi's Dream Dress




















Author's Own Message ( ie when they talk about themselves :P)

My name is Kristi, and I’m addicted to reading. There, I’ve admitted it! But seriously, I read a lot. As in, all the time. Since I was a child, I’ve always had my nose in a book. And when I’m not actually reading, I’m frequently thinking about a book I’ve read. As a kid, that’s how I went to sleep each night—thinking up new adventures for my favorite characters, or making up alternate endings for my favorite books. When I was twelve, I actually took a spiral notebook and pen and started writing the first few chapters of a sequel to Gone With the Wind. So I guess you could say I started off writing fan-fiction. Sort of.



It was an easy leap to writing my own original stories, but I didn’t have the courage (or the time, really) to try until I was grown, with two small kids toddling around and a lot of hours to fill. When I’m not writing, I’m still reading voraciously (on average maybe four or five books a week, mostly YA these days) or watching movies (I love to re-watch my favorites, over and over again!). I also like to take ballet classes, ice skate, and go to the theater (I live in New York City, so the theater’s good!).


But mostly, my head is usually in a book, both literally and figuratively—either one of my own, or someone else’s. And I like it that way!

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Annnnnd that's a take! So now it's my turn to hog the spotlight! Thank-you very very very much Kristi for that interesting post AND I love your debutante dress, putting aside Miley Cyrus's current "scandal" I still think she has good taste :) So anyway guys, that's it for today BUT come back tomorrow because there just might be a giveaway *winks*
 
Badass Bookie xx

33 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so amazing. I love how passionate she is about reading, and writing, and that she has OTHER things, too! Thumbs up Kristi, and I will await the day when I can delve into your novel. I enjoy books that involve a boarding school, and yours sounds fun and mysterious. :) Very lovely dress, too.

    What's the scandal? O___o

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  2. Thanks for having me, and thanks for the kind words, Cass!! Yeah, either Miley's got great taste--or her stylist does. I WANT that dress!

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  3. Hmm, maybe being a book worm has something to do with the name. Love, Kristie

    PS I re-watch favorite movies over and over and no one else I know does that. I was glad to hear you did! I have seen one movie so many times I can quote it directly from the screen. I am a dork.

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  4. I'm the same! I've always had my nose (or mind) in a book. Thanks for the intro!

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  5. Wow, 4-5 books per week. That sure is a lot of reading. :)

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  6. I feel like a loser now. I can no way match 4-5 book a week right now. December is hell at my work.

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  7. Kristie, if that makes you a dork, then I'm a dork, too, LOL!!

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  8. I have to say that I'm really impressed by the 4-5 books per week! I'm kind of jealous actually :P
    I would be curious to know what happens in the sequel of Gone with the wind ;)

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  9. I hardly take my nose out of any book that I'm reading! lol I like the gown but not the girl who is wearing it...

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  10. I love the Debs dress Kristi chose! It's simple and elegant. I bet she'd look great in it. I love a girl who can dance and read and write. Lots of talent and hobbies here. Thanks for the guest post.

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  11. I LOVE that dress! I like seeing what each of the authors pick for their Debs dress.

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  12. I love the dress and I think it's cool that Kristi took ballet. I wish I could dance...
    -Danna

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  13. I love that dress! It reminds me a lot of greek goddesses. I still sit up at night sometimes imagining new adventures for my favorite character.

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  14. Great interview.My head is usually in a book too. And soon I'll be head deep in Haven.

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  15. Hmmm, methinks it's time to start plotting how to steal all these Deb dresses once the event is over. Oh, and their books. Duh!

    I am sooo looking forward to reading Haven! I've been seeing so much of it around the blogosphere lately and it's just making the wait to February seem longer! 4-5 books a week AND she writes awesome novels on top of that? I think she needs to teach me how to utilise my time better!

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  16. That's a beautiful dress. I also tend to rewatch movies I love, and I used to write stories involving my favourite characters from books and films.

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  17. I don't think I've ever read 4-5 books a week. Impressive!

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  18. Awww, that's how I used to go to sleep too as a kid. I always read right before I went to sleep so my head was always buzzing with thoughts about what would happen next in the book I was reading. Love the dress choice, the flowy material is gorgeous!

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  19. What a gorgeous dream dress! And wow, you are a very voracious reader, which no doubt contributes to your writing!

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  20. Soo everything is start with read tons of books. cool

    Miley Cyrus's current "scandal"? what's that? XD

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  21. The dress is beautiful. I don't like the person wearing it though. :))

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  22. Wow, the dress is simply GORGEOUS!

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  23. Man, all these Deb dresses are so nice!

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  24. Haven is a must-read book for me! I love the dress too, it's awesome!

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  25. I just love hearing about these authors and the way that they got into writing and creating the world in their books!

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  26. wow reading 4-5 books a week is so much dedication and probably alot of sacrificing to do that

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  27. I absolutely love the Debutante Dress :)
    Soo frickin' awesome :)

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  28. I'm addicted to reading as well. When I was a kid I took books to restaurants when I went out to eat with my parents and I love that my oldest son loves to read as well. He loves to read on the way home from school, his grandparents, anywhere pretty much.

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  29. Beautiful dress, even though it's on Miley:) Just kidding; she's cute.

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  30. OH I used to do that when I was younger when I loved a book so much , try and come up with a sequel to the book. and that dress is stunning.

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