Monday, August 6, 2018

Candid Moments with CFRR author Kristin Noel Fischer

Thanks for the great candid, Kristin! Y'all are so sweet! 

About Christian Fiction Readers Retreat...

In what ways have you participated in CFRR?

KF: This will be my first year to attend the retreat, and I can hardly wait!

Beth: YAY! We're so happy you're joining us!

What part of CFRR are you most excited about?

KF: I’m most excited about meeting other writers and readers of Christian Fiction.

Beth: Yes! All the wonderful bookish people!

Are you a hugger?

KF: Yes.

Beth: Great!

Just for fun...

What secret talents do you have?

KF: I can stand on my head, something I learned how to do when I turned 40. I can also change the toilet paper roll in the bathroom.

Beth: I admire your mad skills, Kristin! The toilet paper changing is a rare gift indeed, seems there's only about one person who is able to successfully complete that task within a household. Hehehe!
Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?

KF: Cinque Terre in Italy. I put together a puzzle over Christmas of Cinque Terre, and I can’t stop thinking about going there.

Beth: I don't blame you! This place looks incredible!!!

What is something you want to accomplish before you die?

KF: I’d love to have one of my books turned into a movie.

Beth: That would be wonderful but we all know the book is always better! ;) 

About reading...

When reading, do you block out the world around you or seek a quiet retreat? 

KF: These days I do most of my reading through audiobooks while exercising, cooking, cleaning, driving etc. When I do sit and read an actual book, I love lounging in my reading nook that looks out on the tops of several Texas Live Oak trees. Sitting there makes me feel like I’m reading in a tree house.

Beth: Oh, that sounds so lovely! I'd love to have a reading nook!

Why do you think reading Christian Fiction is so important?

KF: Christian Fiction is important because it gives hope and healing to a world in desperate need of those things. I honestly don’t know how people “do life” without God. I’ve definitely never heard anyone say, “Wow, I was finally able to overcome my addiction to meth once I became an atheist.”

God is powerful, and reading Christian Fiction allows us to see that again and again.

Beth: Amen!

About writing...

How many books have you written? Published?

KF: I’ve published 4 books, two standalones and two in my Rose Island series.  

Beth: Wonderful! 

What genres do you write?

KF: Uplifting Women’s Fiction and Inspirational Romance. I like books that show real people overcoming serious issues through faith, family, love, friendship, and laughter.

Beth: Authentic characters are the best characters!

What are you working on now? What is your next release?

KF: I’m currently working on the third book in my Rose Island series called Bianca’s Joy.

Beth: Bianca is such a pretty name!

Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

KF: Although I have a home office, I do my best writing in my windowless, messy closet. I started writing there one summer when all six kids were home. At first, they couldn’t find me and figured I’d gone to the grocery store. Deep sigh. That was such a productive summer.

I also like writing in my car. Whenever I get stuck, I’ll write at Sonic until I figure out what I need to do. Don’t ask me why, but I’ve found Sonic is the perfect cure for writer’s block. 

Beth: Hahahaha! Oh, I can definitely relate to getting more done when the kids can't find you! Sonic has delicious milkshakes, no explanation needed!

What part of the publishing/writing process do you most struggle with? which aspect is most natural for you?

KF: The writing process most natural to me is creating characters. I adore “my people,” and they feel real to me. The part I struggle with the most is what to do when those characters take over and refuse to follow my directions. Needless to say, I write a lot of drafts to get the story right.

Beth: Fictional friends can be so finicky!

Are you more comfortable working in solitude or among a crowd?

KF: I write best in solitude. I’m outgoing and friendly, but I’m a major introvert. Actually, I’m a little nervous about attending the retreat, but my plan is to make friends with an extrovert and get them talking about themselves. Do you think that will work?

Beth: YES! As a matter of fact, I can point a few your way! I was super nervous when I first attended but our mutual love of God and books pave the way!

About the author...

Kristin Noel Fischer writes stories that combine Uplifting Fiction with Inspirational Romance. Her books focus on overcoming tragedy through faith, family, friendship, love, and laughter. Readers enjoy her realistic characters and message of hope.

If you’re looking for a gritty but compelling read without gratuitous love scenes or foul language, you’ve come to the right place. If you prefer a more edgy read, Kristin hopes you’ll give her books a chance and tell her what you think.

Kristin is a Golden Heart Finalist, an Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist as well as a Golden Quill finalist for Best Inspirational Romance. She lives in Texas where she enjoys biking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her husband and six kids.

Say "hi" to Kristin in the comments and let's chat about some of the moments we've enjoyed with her and her stories!


  1. Hi! Can't wait to meet you next year.

  2. Looking forward to meeting you, too, Toni!

  3. I'm not a reader at all, but I must get one of your books and read it!! Your mother-in-law is a friend from my youth! Good Luck at the retreat and with all your books!!

  4. Hi Kristen! I'm looking forward to meeting you. CFRR is such fun! You'll love it!

  5. I loved this interview! I have enjoyed all of your books, and I can't wait to read the new one. I vote for A Mother's Choice to be made into a movie..