It’s my pleasure this week to feature Kristin Billerbeck and her latest release, Calm, Cool & Adjusted.
Kristin was born in Redwood City, California. She went to San Jose State
University and majored in Advertising, then worked at the Fairmont
Hotel in PR, a small ad agency as an account exec, and then, she was
thrust into the exciting world of shopping mall marketing. She got
married, had four kids, and started writing romance novels until she
found her passion: Chick Lit.
Calm, Cool & Adjusted, the third novel in the Spa Girls Series, focuses on Silicon Valley
chiropractor Poppy Clayton, who is as calm, cool and adjusted as they
come. Or is she? Known for her bad fashion sense, a love for all things
natural and the inability to get a second date, Poppy is beginning to
wonder if she might be misaligned herself. Her route to self discovery
will be an unnatural one – a plastic surgeon, a dilapidated house in
Santa Cruz, a flirtatious client, and a blind date from the dark side. It’s all enough to send a girl – and her gal pals – running for the comfort zone of their spa.
I asked Kristin to answer a few decidedly off-the-top-of-my-head questions, and she was gracious enough to do so.
1) If you were a handbag, what kind/Brand would you be and why?
I would be a Betsey Johnson. Leather like buttah (high quality), stylish though not very practical in nature.
2) Tell me three things you love about living in the Bay Area. And three things about it that drive you nuts.
Three things I love:
- The people and their diversity
- Food: Indian, Mexican & Vietnamese
- Good fresh-roasted espresso on every corner. No Starbucks necessary.
Three things that drive me nuts:
- Stop Lights
- Cops with radar
3) Do you have a "life verse" from the Bible, and if so, what is it?
I actually change them depending on what’s going on in life — but overall, these are the two that remain:
"All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord." Prov 16:2
This reminds me that our actions do not go out in secret. When I got "beat up" for Ashley Stockingdale, I clung to this verse because I knew my heart was pure in writing her and that message was what I was given to say.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus." Phil 2: 2 – 5
I think humility is of the utmost important when you are working as a representative of Christ. To me, that means being honest with myself and others.
Thanks, Kristin, for visiting on Write Thinking.