Kristina Seek’s debut novel, The Hashtag Hunt, was published in 2018. She is a graduate of Queens College in Charlotte and a member of Romance Writers of America. In March of 2019, she quit her day job to focus on a career in writing.
Kristina lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. She cherishes time with her friends and family, loves traveling to new destinations, and plans to cross many other items off her bucket list.
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The only reason Lauren entered the
Hashtag Hunt was for the $10,000 grand prize. She needed seed money for her startup, and it sounded easy enough: twelve hours to text twelve photos to someone called the Wizard.
For hashtag number five, Lauren needs a #HottieInTheWild, and with the help of her best friend, Ivy, she finds theperfect subject.
The only reason Brenner entered Barkley’s Pub was to have beers with Scott, an Army brother back in town. The reunion is interrupted when a woman is caught crouched in a dark corner, taking pictures of Brenner.
Lauren explains, and though embarrassed, she accepts Scott and Brenner’s offer to help with hashtag number six.While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win the cash.
Q & A With the Author:
1. When did you write your first novel? In 2015, I started picking at the idea for a book and in early 2017, I became determined to finish the story. The Hashtag Hunt was published in late 2018.
2. What drove you to write / why did you become an author? I have been an avid reader since childhood, and countless hours were spent in fictional places with memorable characters. I have always been interested in crafting an entertaining, memorable story of my own.
3. How do you create your characters? Almost all of my characters are a blend of two or three real people. And sometimes I take one real person and split a few characteristics among two or more characters. For example, the personalities, physiques, habits, and stories of six real military Veterans are shared between my two fictional heroes: Brenner and Scott. The case of my character Amy, however, is one hundred percent based on my dear friend Amy Mohler who passed away at the age of 40. She never had the opportunity to read my book, but her spirit lives on in its pages.
4. What is one thing you love about Fall / Autumn? The glorious weather combined with so many outdoor events with family, friends, and neighbors.
5. Who is the person or group of people that most support you in your writing? Her name is Courtney Murphy and she’s been in my corner since high school. I never would have finished the book without her “Team Seek” notecards, encouraging phone messages, and honest feedback on the drafts that flooded her email inbox for years.
6. What is your favorite Halloween Memory? My first (and only) group costume was when my coworkers dressed up as the cast of Scooby Doo. It was kind of our bosses to allow it and it was a lot of fun. I’ve attached a photo of this also for giggles (I am Velma).