We are so excited to have Kristyn Kusek Lewis joining us here today on A Novel Review! Kristyn has written for numerous magazines including; New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Glamour, Self, and Redbook. Yesterday, I shared my review of her debut novel HOW LUCKY YOU ARE. Let's get to know
The 5W's of Kristyn Kusek Lewis
Like most women I know, I have lots of titles: I’m a mother to two girls, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a fiercely loyal girlfriend. As a writer, I’m interested in
exploring the ways that women navigate those roles in the midst of our everyday lives—how our dreams measure up to our reality, how we fight for what we want, how we get ourselves across the finish line at the end of each day.
WHAT? What do you enjoy doing other than writing in your spare time?
Hanging out with my kids. Yesterday we spent 20 minutes watching a caterpillar in our front yard. It also happened to be my book release day, but what was important, in that moment, was whether the caterpillar could get over the stick that my four-year-old held in front of it. I know, it sounds thrilling, but it’s really those tiny, everyday moments that sustain me.
I’m also a runner. I love watching baseball with my husband. And I rarely turn down the opportunity to have dinner with a girlfriend.
WHEN? When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I can’t remember ever wanting to be anything else. (Okay, maybe there was a time during my early childhood when I wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer and/or Sandy in “Grease.”) It’s honestly the only career I ever considered.
WHERE? Where do you write?
In my home office in the morning while my girls are in preschool and in a favorite local café. I live in a college town, so I’m often surrounded by students when I work away from home. It feels like study hall (and it’s fun to eavesdrop on their conversations!).
WHY? Why do you write?
Because I have to! I know that sounds hokey, but it’s an essential part of who I am.
Thank-you so much for joining us here on A Novel Review, Kristyn! I, too wanted to be Sandy from Grease, lol. It was wonderful getting to you and we wish you much success on your novel, HOW LUCKY YOU ARE!
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