Krista Street (Author Interview, Forgotten Tour)
Please tell us something unique about you we can’t learn from your bio.
I’ll eat almost anything! I love to try new foods and restaurants and have been known to watch the Food Network for hours on end. In my writing, I occasionally go into such detail about meals and culinary experiences that it can be distracting for my readers (or so I’ve been told!). A lot of scenes were deleted from Forgotten since they didn’t advance the plot and provided nothing for the story (other than making reader’s mouths water). It was hard to stop myself – Val’s cooking is delicious!
What’s your writing routine like?
When I’m writing a book, I write every day until it’s done. When I’m editing a book, I usually work 5 days a week. I’ve been known to be a workaholic when it comes to writing. I think the reason for that is because I no longer view it as a hobby but a career. Even on those days when the last thing I want to do is turn on my computer, I do it anyway. We all have good and bad days at work, but we still go, right? At least, we’re supposed to… 😉
Do you make up settings or use real places and why?
Both. In Forgotten, the Forbidden Hills and Little Raven are entirely fictitious. I wanted to create an area in the United States that I could mold into exactly what I needed it to be. Obviously, there is no place in the U.S. that’s so disorienting it’s referred to as “The Bermuda Triangle” on land, but I needed a geographic location that fit that description. Since it didn’t exist, I made it up and had a lot of fun in the process. My next series releasing next year is based in Sioux Falls – a real city that I used to live in. I used real landmarks and sights in that series. Overall, I found that much more challenging – you can’t fake what’s real!
Who is your favorite character from one of your books and why?
Flint from Forgotten. I adore Flint! In my eyes, he’s the perfect guy. Not only physically strong but mentally too. He’s devoted, loyal to his core, and incredibly sexy. It was especially fun to write scenes when he interacts with Lena. She brings out the gentler, softer side in him. She’s the only one who can do that. His tender protective nature toward her always makes my heart melt.
What stories do you have in the works right now?
Remembered and Reborn (books 2 and 3 in The Lost Children Trilogy) are both done and edited. Remembered is currently available for pre-order. However, since I’m not officially releasing them until the summer and fall, I still tinker with them. Sometimes it’s hard to stop and not “fix” anything anymore! I’m also working on my next series which I’m publishing next year. I have a few deadlines with my cover artist and editor at the end of the year, so I’m following a timeline right now to ensure that everything gets done. I’m very excited to get all of these books out into the world!
I thought I was alone. Nobody else had a forgotten past, mysterious tattooed symbol and extrasensory ability. Then I found others like me in a small Colorado town – others with broken memories and strange gifts.
Among them the dark eyed man I’m inexplicably drawn to. When I’m with him, my body remembers what my mind cannot, but as much as I crave his touch and presence, there’s a restlessness inside me I can’t ignore.
I need to know what happened to me.