Pump Up Your Book Chats with ‘Gem City Gypsy’ Kristin Kuhns Alexandre

Kristin Kuhns Alexandre 2 Kristin Alexandre was raised in Dayton, Ohio where she worked as a feature columnist for The Dayton Journal Herald and the Kettering Oakwood Times. She has written two previous books: Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl in the Gilded Age a graphic novel that was featured at the 2011 NY City Comic Con; and Find a Great Guy: Now and Forever.

Alexandre was a co-founder of Earth Day 1970 and worked on staff with House Beautiful Magazine and as a contributor to Town & Country Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and The Daily News. Her celebrity luncheon series for the Chairman of Ammirati & Puris Advertising at The New York Yacht Club was acclaimed, and she has also worked as a co-host and producer of Enough Is Enough a syndicated talk show for WLIW-TV, a PBS affiliate in NYC. Alexandre has worked as a publicist for The Economic Development Association of Puerto Rico and Champion International U.S. Plywood. She is a NJ Board Member of The Humane Society of America and resides in Delray Beach, Fl. and Nantucket , Ma. with her husband DeWitt.

Her latest book is the new adult fiction, Gem City Gypsy.

You can visit Kristin’s website at:

http://www.gemcitygypsy.com/

Gem City Gypsy Q: Can you tell us why you wrote your book?

I wrote “Gem City Gypsy” because I wanted to tell the story about a girl from Dayton, Ohio who is uncovering who she really is and wants to be.

Q: Which part of the book was the hardest to write?

It was hardest to describe the characters.

Q: Does your book have an underlying message that readers should know about?

The message is that sometimes the answers to our questions are right in front of us all along.

Q: Do you remember when the writing bug hit?

When I was 10 or so.

Q: Besides books, what else do you write?  Do you write for publications?

I am writing screenplays, adapted from the novels.

Q: Do you have a writing tip you’d like to share?

Keep at it!

Q:  Can you tell us a little about your childhood?

I grew up in a close knit family in Dayton, Ohio when we knew all our neighbors and when everyone wanted to get out of Dayton.

Q: Where’s your favorite place to write at home? 

I write in a comfortable chair that reclines.

Q: What was the first thing you did as far as promoting your book?

Joined twitter and instagram.

Q: Are you familiar with the social networks and do you actively participate?

Yes.

Q: How do you think book promotion has changed over the years?

Totally. It’s all social media.

Q: What is the most rewarding?

Knowing people read the story.

Q: If you had one wish, what would that be?

To have “Gem City” on the big screen.

Q: If you could be anywhere in the world other than where you are right now, where would that place be?

New Zealand.

Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Kristin.  Do you have any final words?

Find your passion by looking at what makes you jealous.