Welcome to Author Kristin Halbrook
When I was little, I wanted to be a writer, the President of the USA or the first female NFL quarterback. Despite being able to throw a wicked spiral, I didn’t really grow to the size needed for the NFL. Then, as I got older and studied more, I came to realize there were better ways to effect positive change than becoming president. The first one, however, stuck. Even when I was pursuing other dreams, I always took time to write here and there. NOBODY BUT US will be published by HarperChildren’s in 2013.
When I’m not writing or reading (which is what I do all day, in all of my work), I’m spending time with pixies, my Mad Scot soulmate, and one grumpy cocker spaniel; traveling across oceans and time; cooking and baking up a storm and watching sunsets and waves crash on the beach. I currently live, love and explore in The Emerald City, though I occasionally make wispy, dream-like plans to move to New York, Paris or a Scottish castle one day (if just temporarily).
If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book?
If you were President for a day,what is the first thing you would do?
If you weren’t a human, what would you be?
Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?
What’s your favorite word?
What is next on your to read list?
What one item would you eat for the rest of your life?
What is the last thing you bought?
If you were not a writer, what would you like to do?
Do your characters really talk to you?
Are you for or against books being made into movies?
Regular or Diet? Regular!
Horror or Romance? Romance. I’m a total scaredy-cat.
Action or Drama? Drama, and lots of it.
Skittles or M&Ms? Almond M&Ms. Weirdly, Skittles give me a headache.
Harry Potter or Twilight? Harry Potter
Gum or Breath Mints? Gum
PC or Mac? PC
Beach or Pool? I love, love, love the beach.
Cats or Dog? Puppiessssss!
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter. I like being sparse with my words.
Text or Talk? I hate talking on the phone, so if it’s with distance, text. But I like talking with people in person.
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook
Maybe I’m too late. Maybe Zoe’s dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I’ll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I’m any kind of example, but we can learn together.
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
Maybe it’ll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it’ll take forever. I’ll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don’t always leave, don’t always give up on you.