Q & A with Kristy Woodson Harvey
Good afternoon Kristy and thank you stopping by my blog!
1. When you aren’t writing, do you have another passion/career?
I also write a design blog, Design Chic, with my mom. We have written it for eight years and it has been an amazing business and creative outlet for us.
2. Is there an activity that you like to enjoy when you aren’t reading or writing (yoga, gardening etc )?
I am actually a certified yoga instructor, so that is definitely one of my activities, although I’m really more into spin classes and barre lately. (I don’t teach because of my crazy travel schedule, but I wanted to have the certification anyway!) I live at the beach, so I really just love to be with family and friends outside, on the boat, on the beach, just walking. I love to entertain too and we do that a lot!
3. What is your favorite book of 2017? 2018 so far?
Definitely The Secret to Southern Charm. Hahaha! Just kidding. My favorite book of 2018 so far is Love & Ruin by Paula McLain. I love her and I love Hemingway, and I honestly think this is her best book yet! This makes me realize that I really need to commit to reviewing more on Goodreads because I read so much I have a hard time remembering what I read and what I loved! (Preaching to the choir here, I’m sure.) I know it didn’t come out in 2017, but I read A Gentleman in Moscow in 2017, and I think it was my favorite of the year. That’s such a hard question because I have so many favorites!
4. What is your favorite tv show to binge watch?
Southern Charm. I used to be a reality TV junkie, but now I’ve pared down to Southern Charm and The Bachelor/Bachelorette. I’m maturing… I like fun TV shows that don’t stress me out so besides that I really only watch Modern Family and Will & Grace. I did binge watch Gossip Girl last year and wondered why it had taken me so long!
5. Which of your books would you like to see made into a movie? Any actors you would love to see play your characters ?
Dear Carolina, my debut, was optioned for film by Jamie Pressly, so, of course, I’d love to see her play Khaki! I have had a lot of interest in the Peachtree Bluff series and would love to see that come to life. I am so bad at knowing who should play my characters, but a reader told me the other day that he wanted Ansley to be played by Diane Lane and now I’m obsessed with that idea! And, I mean, obviously I’d love to see Reese Witherspoon play absolutely anyone! Probably Caroline.
6. Do you have another book in the works?
I can’t leave my readers hanging after The Secret to Southern Charm. I think we need one more trip to Peachtree Bluff!
Thank you so much Kristy for joining us here today and I look forward to many more books in the future and many more chats as well!
Kristy Woodson Harvey is the bestselling author of Dear Carolina (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2015), Lies and Other Acts of Love (Berkley/Penguin Random House, 2016) and the Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple (Gallery/Simon & Schuster, 2017). Dear Carolina was long-listed for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, has been optioned for film and has appeared on numerous “must-read” lists. Lies and Other Acts of Love was a Romantic Times top pick, a Southern Booksellers Okra Pick and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Slightly South of Simple was a Southern Bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Bestseller, one of PopSugar’s picks for “Ultimate Summer Reading” and one of Glitter Guide’s “Must-Reads for April.” The Secret to Southern Charm, the second book in the Peachtree Bluff series, releases April 3, 2018.
She blogs with her mom, Beth Woodson, daily on Design Chic, the inaugural member of the Design Blogger Hall of Fame sponsored by Traditional Home and winner of Amara’s Best Luxury Blog, sponsored by Roberto Cavalli, about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life and loves connecting with readers at kristywoodsonharvey.com.
Harvey is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University, with a concentration in multicultural and transnational literature. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, Our State and O. Henry. She has been seen in Women’s Health, The Washington Post, US News and World Report, The Huffington Post, USA Today’s Happy Every After, Marie Claire’s The Fix, Woman’s World, Readers’ Digest and North Carolina Bookwatch, among others. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and six-year-old son where she is working on her next novel.
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