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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kristina Springer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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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''.


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Boy Swap
ISBN: 1728625491. OCLC Number:

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Cici Reno :
ISBN: 1454928638. OCLC Number: 1004266342

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"Middle school is a test, but Cici Reno has all the answers. She's the go-to girl for advice. She's cool, she's funny, and she's enlightened (thanks to yoga classes at her mom's studio). So, when Cici offers to help her BFF get a guy's attention by pretending to be her online, she never expects anything to go wrong. But Cici starts to fall for the guy herself, and for the first time in her life, she doesn't have a clue"--Page 4 of cover.

Cotton candy wishes /
ISBN: 1510739262. OCLC Number: 1077621479

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When seventh-grader Elle moves to a new town, she seizes the opportunity to reinvent herself and join the in-crowd, but soon she must choose between popularity and true friendship.

Just your average princess /
ISBN: 0374361509. OCLC Number: 668986105

Farrar Straus Giroux,. .

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.

My fake boyfriend is better than yours /
ISBN: 0374399107. OCLC Number: 440280788

Farrar Straus Giroux,. .

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.

The Espressologist :
ISBN: 0374322287. OCLC Number: 231946673

Farrar Straus Giroux,. .

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.