Saturday, February 27, 2010

"The Espressologist"

Kristina Springer has a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University. The Espressologist, her first novel, was published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in the fall of 2009.

She applied the Page 69 Test to the book and reported the following:
Pg 69 gives you an idea of where Jane's head is at. Jane is really crushing hard on this frat boy, Will. And he isn't exactly reciprocating. While Jane is awesome at matchmaking other people based on their coffee drinks, she struggles with matchmaking herself. Everyday at the same time Will comes into her coffeeshop with his friends to get a drink. She always makes sure she's the one serving them and tries to get Will to notice her as more than just his barista. Here's a snippet:
Just then the door opens and in walks my frat boys. "Oh my gosh, is it after five already?"

Sara nods. "Yeah, it's five-twenty."

Ugh. No time to fix my hair or check my makeup. I turn my head and try to subtly sniff my shirt. Did I put on my wildflower body spray this morning? Can't remember. I squirt a tiny bit of vanilla syrup into my palm and dab a bit behind each ear. Yeah, it seems little gross, and quite frankly sticky, but it is here and fast, and, well, now I smell delicious.
Read an excerpt from The Espressologist.

Learn more about Kristina Springer and her books at her website and blog, and become a Facebook fan of The Espressologist.

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--Marshal Zeringue