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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''.

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Titles At Your Library

The Espressologist
ISBN: 0374322287

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 2009

What’s your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you’re lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it’s a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut caffe latte? Some might call you a yuppie. Seventeen-year-old barista Jane Turner has this theory that you can tell a lot about a person by their regular coffee drink. She scribbles it all down in a notebook and calls it Espressology. So it’s not a totally crazy idea when Jane starts hooking up some of her friends based on their coffee orders. Like her best friend, Em, a medium hot chocolate, and Cam, a toffee nut latte. But when her boss, Derek, gets wind of Jane’s Espressology, he makes it an in-store holiday promotion, promising customers their perfect matches for the price of their favorite coffee. Things are going better than Derek could ever have hoped, so why is Jane so freaked out? Does it have anything to do with Em dating Cam? She’s the one who set them up! She should be happy for them, right?

With overtones of Jane Austen’s Emma and brimming with humor and heart, this sweet, frothy debut will be savored by readers.

My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours
ISBN: 0374399107

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 2010

Seventh grade was supposed to be fun, but Tori is having major drama with her BFF, Sienna. Sienna changed a lot over the summer―on the first day of school she's tan, confident, and full of stories about her new dreamy boyfriend. Tori knows that she's totally making this guy up. So Tori invents her own fake boyfriend, who is better than Sienna's in every way. Things are going great―unless you count the whole lying-to-your-best-friend thing―until everyone insists Tori and Sienna bring their boyfriends to the back-to-school dance.

Just Your Average Princess
ISBN: 0374361509

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 2011

Jamie Edwards has loved everything about growing up on a pumpkin patch, but ever since her cousin Milan Woods arrived, things have really stunk. Jamie can't imagine it was easy for Milan to leave her life back in Los Angeles and move to Average, Illinois, population one thousand. But it's kind of hard to feel sorry for her since (a) Milan's drop-dead gorgeous (b) she's the daughter of two of Hollywood's hottest film stars (c) she's captured the attention of everyone in town, including Danny, Jamie's crush since forever and (d) she's about to steal the title of Pumpkin Princess right out from underneath Jamie!


''The Espressologist'', 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

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