About the author

Kristina Bodie

<p>INTJ. Aquarius. Mum. Actually Aspie. <br>I like coffee, cats, Godzilla, and&nbsp;music.&nbsp;<br><br></p><p><strong>What are you working on next?</strong></p><p>Currently, I'm working on two novels. One is a Fantasy/Dark Fantasy based around a pantheistic faith filled with dragon born, astral walkers, mermaids and earthen. The other is a Romance/Romantic Comedy based around a young girl who moves to a new town and stumbles into a living arrangement with a very distressed musician.<br><br>I'm always working on short stories revolving around my boys.<br><br></p><p><strong>Who are your favorite authors?</strong></p><p>Tolkien. Rowling. Jane Austen. Those three are my life staples and where I wish to be in several years - their skill and way with words are like none other.<br><br></p><p><strong>What inspires you to get out of bed each day?</strong></p><p>My son, and my cat who lovingly reminds me it's time to get up by walking to my face and rubbing herself all over it. The sun rising is also a wonderful thing, much like the coming Autumn.<br><br></p><p><strong>When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?</strong></p><p>I work a full-time job both out of the home and in the home being a Mum. I also enjoy herbal concoctions as my family is straight out of Donegal, Ireland and I have learned many things from my Grandmother about the world we live in and the nature around us.<br><br></p><p><strong>What do you read for pleasure?</strong></p><p>I tend to revisit Tolkien's work often simply because of the way he writes is breathtakingly beautiful. I also read comics and manga/manwha.<br><br></p><p><strong>Describe your desk</strong></p><p>There is a laptop of which I am currently using, a pink Himalayan salt lamp that is left on 95% of the time, and a tablet PC that I use to play Hearthstone in the bath.<br><br></p><p><strong>Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?</strong></p><p>I grew up running about on a farm with a very large family. My generation was the first in our family born in the US, and as such, I grew up hearing wonderful stories of old folklore, herbal tidbits, and just general family knowledge from my Grandmother. She and I were very close, so much so that when she died it hit me as if my own Mother had died for she was a second of these to me. I tend to take that knowledge of folklore, and faeries and herbs and cast it into my writing - I have a very large love of fantasy because of just normal family knowledge from my family's culture.&nbsp;</p>