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Feb 3, 2022

This week’s interview is with Kris Clink (Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy, Spark Press, April 2021). You can tell by listening that this is an author who can’t help adding a bit of humor to her narratives despite dealing with serious subjects like the death of a spouse and PTSD. We discuss how she finished her debut and immediately started querying, only to find it needed serious developmental work. After working with an editor for over a year, she eventually decided to go with a hybrid publisher when agents wanted to change her story from women’s fiction to straight-up romance and advised her to jettison a sub-plot she considered the backbone to her story.

Kris Clink is the author of Goodbye, Lark Lovejoy and Sissie Klein is Completely Normal, which have received praise from Bustle, Midwest Book Review, Kirkus,, Lone Star Literary, Brit + Co., Travel and Leisure Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, among others.  Set in middle America, her novels are laced with love, heartbreak, and just enough snark to rock the boat for the relatable characters as they confront transformative challenges. She’s a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and The Author’s Guild.  Her work has been published in Moms Don’t Have Time to Write on Medium, diyMFA, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Women Writers Women’s Books. She is the host of Kris Clink’s Writing Table, a podcast about books and writing. Calling Texas home for most of her life, Kris now lives in Kansas where she and her husband have filled their empty nest with two spoiled rotten pups. 

To learn more about Kris, click here.