Kristen-Paige Madonia

Kristen-Paige Madonia is the recipient of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship and the New Orleans Literary Festival/Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize. She is a graduate of the California State University, Long Beach MFA program, and her short fiction has been published in New Orleans Review, American Fiction: Best Previously Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers, and Sycamore Review, among others. She has been awarded fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Studios of Key West. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she teaches creative writing. Visit her at KristenPaigeMadonia.com.
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FINGERPRINTS OF YOU

Author Kristen-Paige Madonia reveals the inspiration for her authentic, beautifully written debut novel FINGERPRINTS OF YOU, in which a teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Dreams are best pursued.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. Also too hard to pick just one, but Wonder Boys, Garden State, Almost Famous, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fall at the top of my list.

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Writing, always writing of course.

Q. What were your previous occupations?

A. I've worked as a nanny, a jeweler, a receptionist, a Kindergarten assistant, bookstore clerk, substitute teacher, wine pourer at a vineyard, freelance editor, and intern at a film and literary agency in Beverly Hills.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. It depends on my mood and what kind of writing I'm working on, but favorites tend to include Grateful Dead, Iron & Wine, The Civil Wars, Avett Brothers, Railroad Earth, Blind Pilot, and Neil Young.

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