Introducing Kristina Hall!
Kristina is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin. Things Not Seen is the first book in her Science Falsely So Called series.
Interview with Kristina
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I grew up reading a lot of Christian fiction, and that love of reading eventually developed into a desire to write. Of course, I took a while to actually work up the nerve to start writing seriously.
- What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I can’t stand to write boring scenes. As a result of this writing quirk, I put my poor characters in a lot of suspenseful situations. I’m sure they appreciate it!
- Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
My ideas come at random. Sometimes, I get them from another book I’m reading, a song I’ve listened to, events that are going on in the world, a Bible verse, or a topic I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about. My idea for the Science Falsely So Called series—the series which Stand completes—came from my love of Christian apologetics. I wanted to write a story about an evolutionist who realizes he’s built his life on a lie and eventually becomes a Christian.
- What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Well, I edit, which takes up way too much time. As for hobbies/interests, I enjoy reading, playing the violin, lifting weights, arm wrestling, and spending time with my family.
- What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
I learned just how much my writing has changed over the last couple years. I wrote Stand during the spring of 2019. When I decided I was ready to publish it, I discovered I had a ton of editing to do because I’d learned a lot about writing since I wrote that first draft. Which is a good thing! I ended up cutting almost twenty thousand words from that first draft and making it a much better story.
- Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?
My biggest suggestions are to read and write a lot. I know everyone says that, but it’s true. Before I started writing fiction, I would’ve told you I was a pretty good writer. You should’ve seen the first draft of my first novel (which will never see the light of day). That thing was horrible!
- What’s your favorite part about being a writer? Research? First Draft? Editing?
Definitely the first draft. I love the process of watching the plot and characters come together. It’s an adventure!
- What do you think makes a good story?
A lot of things make a good story, but I think the most important is biblical truth. Now, I’ve read some well-written “clean” books, but I always feel like they’re missing something. When bad times come upon the characters and they don’t know to look to God, the story starts feeling hopeless.
- As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I was one of those confused kids who could never settle on one thing. I started out college with the intent to major in elementary education, and I ended up graduating with a degree in accounting from an entirely different college.
- What project are you working on now and how do we find your books?
I’m currently working on editing a two-book western series. Yes, it’s kind of a jump from this suspense series, but my ideas don’t always come in the same genre. I’m hoping to have the first book available in early April. To find my books, you can check out my website, my Amazon author page, or you can sign up for notifications about my new books through Books2Read. I’ve linked them below.
About the Book:
Name of Book: Stand
Genre of Book: Christian Suspense
Name of Publisher: indie-published
Release Date: 3/1/2021
Series: Science Falsely So Called, Book 2
Back Cover Blurb: “Evolution is a lie.”
With those four words, Derek Walker ruined his teaching career and put himself in Dr. Green’s crosshairs. But the stand he’s taken for his newfound faith is far from over.
Finally free from her brother’s threats, Cassie Randall finds herself with an impossible task—saving the life of the man she’s growing to love.
All too soon, Derek and Cassie are given a choice. They can either concede to the lies of man or stand by the power of God and face Green’s wrath.