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  1. Author Chris Struyk-Bonn, NICE GIRLS ENDURE

    October 20, 2016 by Kiersi

    Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-BonnI was lucky enough to get to do an interview with¬†Chris Struyk-Bonn, a friend of mine from my days among the Oregon chapter of SCBWI. I’ve always hugely admired Chris as a fellow writer and author, and so I’m thrilled to be able to interview her for my blog about her new book, NICE GIRLS ENDURE. (Look at that cover! Isn’t it perfect??)

    Nice Girls Endure

    by Chris Struyk-Bonn

    Category/Genre: YA Contemporary

    Released: August 1, 2016 (OUT NOW! Snag your own copy on Amazon!)

    Publisher: Switch Press

    Blurb:¬†Chelsea Duvay is so many things. She’s an avid musical lover, she’s a gifted singer, and she has the most perfect, beautiful feet. But no one ever notices that. All they notice is Chelsea’s weight. (more…)


  2. Interview with Author Kiersi Burkhart

    June 13, 2013 by Kiersi

    While I was off on my quest, my friend and fellow writer Sione Aeschliman posted an interview with me! (Wasn’t that sweet of her? Trust me, this is a gal who knows how to write.)

    In the interview, we talk about current projects, writer communities, and ambitions. It was so fun! Here’s a tidbit for you:

    Q: You and I have talked a lot about getting involved in communities of writers. Why is it important to you to interact with other writers?
    Getting involved in a writer community is not only a great way to develop professionally, but writers are now some of my best and closest friends. I think writers are all a little crazy–and people outside our profession don’t always get us. Fellow writers, especially ones who have been through the agent and/or publishing wringer, are an invaluable resource to a new author. They can teach you the pitfalls to watch out for, and offer a little reality check when we start thinking that getting our first book published is the end-all, be-all of the industry. (Hint: it’s not.)

    Read the whole interview here.


  3. How Do You Write? An Interview

    December 8, 2011 by Kiersi

    How Do You Write?

    An Interview

    Jen Fejta holds a BA in English and French Studies from Lewis & Clark College. She works at Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon, where she directs Delve: Readers’ Seminars, a program that engages readers with discussion-based seminars led by professional writers and scholars on classic and contemporary literature.

    She is also my friend and cohort in the writing and editing process.

    Jen: So let’s start with your day. What time do you wake up? Is writing the very first thing you do, or is it the last thing? Now that you’re working at home, how is your day structured?

    Kiersi: I’m freshest in the morning. A lot of my stories are based on dreams. I find that when I wake up in the morning, sometimes I am exhausted and lazy. Those times, I have to take a long shower and cook a big breakfast for myself to feel ready for the day. Most of the time, though, I wake up rejuvenated, with the energy that I need to write.

    I like to start early if I can. The other morning I woke up at 5 a.m. My neighbor was making some noise, and I’d gotten to bed early, so I just jumped out of bed and I was ready to rock and roll for about four hours until I stopped for breakfast. (more…)