Meet Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Author of The Guardian, A Sword & Stilettos
KDR: Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small river town in Minnesota with her parents and older sister. And after receiving a double Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University in Paralegal and Corrections, she worked as a Paralegal for various law firms around the Twin Cities for 14 years. Then she left the legal field and is now a Senior Buyer for a technology company.
Currently, Kristin lives in Eagan with her husband and two Calico cats. She also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she absolutely has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.
In the summer months, Kristin can usually be found lounging on her boat, drinking an ice cold something. Being an avid reader of YA and Women's Literature stories, she still finds time to read a ton of books in-between writing. And in the winter months, her main goal is to stay warm from the Minnesota cold!
Kristin's first book, The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos, will be published in May 2015 by Kasian Publishing.
KDR: In January 2013 I dreamed of the warehouse scene at the start of the book. Didn’t think anything of it until the next night I had the same dream in the warehouse. Woke my husband up and told him about it. He said I should write it down. Of course I didn’t. The 3rd night, I dreamed of the tattoo and knew I had to start getting it down on paper so to speak. I started writing when I got home from work and wrote until the wee hours of the morning, so 7-8 hours at a time. Go to sleep a few hours and get up for work. Did that for 3 weeks.
BBB: Tell us about your main character.
KDR: Zoe is 17 years old and in high school where she's pretty academic and athletic. She's on the track team. Her BFF lives a few houses down and he's fiercely protective of her, along with Zoe's parents. She has dreams of leaving her small home town and traveling the world; England is at the top of her list. Currently she wants to be a Vet, but she's young yet and doesn't really know. She loves chai tea lattes, hanging with her girlfriends, but mostly does everything with her BFF.
Then her normal world is turned up side down when two young men attack her. She finds out they weren't men at all, but demons.
BBB: What are you currently working on?
KDR: I'm working on the second novella about Kieran. He's the MC's best friend.
BBB: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
KDR: I have a website where my readers can find up to the minute information on my books and happenings: www.KristinVanRisseghem.com.