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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kristina Springer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Springer grew up in a suburb west of Chicago. She attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and DePaul University in Chicago. She still lives in the Chicago suburbs today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kristina Springer has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago. She wrote the popular young adult chick lit ''The Espressologist'' and books listed below. Her ebook titles include, ''Boy Swap'', ''The Paparazzi Project'' and ''Cart Princess''.

Published Works

    The Espressologist, Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2009My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2010Just Your Average Princess, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Espressologist :
ISBN: 0374322287. OCLC Number:

Farrar Straus Giroux,. New York :. 2009.

While working part-time as a barista in a Chicago coffee bar, high school senior Jane dabbles in matchmaking after observing the coffee preferences of her customers.

My fake boyfriend is better than yours /
ISBN: 0374399107. OCLC Number:

Farrar Straus Giroux,. New York :. 2010.

When her best friend Sea returns from her summer vacation claiming to have a boyfriend, twelve-year-old Tori is sure she is lying and makes up her own boyfriend, who just so happens to do everything better than Sea's boyfriend.

Just your average princess /
ISBN: 0374361509. OCLC Number:

Farrar Straus Giroux,. New York :. 2011.

Working in her family's pumpkin patch every year, seventeen-year-old Jamie has dreamed of two things--dating co-worker Danny and being crowned Pumpkin Princess--but her beautiful and famous cousin Milan's visit may squash all of her hopes.


The Espressologist


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