On a Scale of One to Even

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About the author

Kristina Bodie

INTJ. Aquarius. Mummy. I like coffee, cats, video games, and music. Space and hot baths are required.

What are you working on next?

Currently I'm working on two novels. One is a Fantasy/Dark Fantasy based around a pantheistic faith filled with dragon born, astral walkers, mermaids and earthen. The other is a Romance/Romantic Comedy based around a young girl who moves to a new town and stumbles into a living arrangement with a very distressed musician.

Who are your favorite authors?

Tolkien. Rowling. Jane Austen. Those three are my life staples and where I wish to be in several years - their skill and way with words are like none other.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

My son, and my cat who lovingly reminds me it's time to get up by walking to my face and rubbing herself all over it. The sun rising is also a wonderful thing, much like the coming Autumn.

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?

I work a full time job both out of the home and in the home being a Mum. I also enjoy herbal concoctions as my family is straight out of Donegal, Ireland and I have learned many things from my Grandmother about the world we live in and the nature around us.

What do you read for pleasure?

I tend to revisit Tolkien's work often simply because the way he writes is breathtakingly beautiful. I also read comics and manga/manwha.

Describe your desk

There is a laptop of which I am currently using, a pink Himalayan salt lamp that is left on 95% of the time, and a tablet PC that I use to play Hearthstone in the bath.

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?

I grew up running about on a farm with a very large family. My generation was the first in our family born in the US, and as such I grew up hearing wonderful stories of old folk lore, herbal tidbits, and just general family knowledge from my Grandmother. She and I were very close, so much so that when she died it hit me as if my own Mother had died for she was a second of these to me. I tend to take that knowledge of folk lore, and faeries and herbs and cast it into my writing - I have a very large love of fantasy because of just normal family knowledge from my family's culture.