Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Kristina Riggle & Lucky

The current feature at Coffee with a Canine: Kristina Riggle & Lucky.

Kristina Riggle lives and writes in West Michigan. In addition to her debut novel, Real Life & Liars, she has published short stories in the Cimarron Review, Literary Mama, Espresso Fiction, and elsewhere. She is also a freelance journalist writing primarily for The Grand Rapids Press, and co-editor for fiction at Literary Mama.

Lucky got his name from a work of fiction...and has earned a role in Riggle's next novel:
My son Sam named him. We surprised Sam with the dog; my husband went by himself to go pick the dog up. As soon as Sam saw him, he lit up with pure joy and said, "I'll name him Lucky, hi Lucky!" and that was that. Sam had been reading a bedtime story about a boy with a dog named Lucky. I always liked the name Frodo for a dog, so in my next book, I named a dog Frodo (and also gave Lucky a role in the book, too!).
Browse inside Real Life & Liars, and learn more about the book and author at Kristina Riggle's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue