Kristen Lepionka

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Kristen Lepionka

Kristen Lepionka grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her debut novel was The Last Place You Look, featuring PI Roxane Weary.

Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Grift and Black Elephant. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.


Interviewed 21 July 2018

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Receptionist, sales associate, graphic designer, social media writer, mystery author.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Sewing machine, coffee, a window facing west, whiskey bottles, a cat, another cat, a lavender plant (may be dying), IKEA lamp, Edgar Allen Poe candle.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Eggs (over-hard), with cheese and salsa. Boom, done. Alternately: the French bakery down the street from me. I’m better at buying a meal than making one.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Amelia Earhart, Joan Didion, Joy Williams, Margaret Millar, Hedy Lamarr, Chloe Kim (when she’s of drinking age!), Carmen Maria Machado.

Six things you can't live without ...

The internet, caffeine, sunshine, my girlfriend, traveling, music.

Five favourite words ...

Quidnunc
Dammit
Usurious
The End

Four places you'd run away to ...

Iceland
Sedona, AZ
San Juan, PR
A movie

Three books you've bought recently ...

The Wife by Alafair Burke
Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Two things that make you rant ...

Racism
Donald Trump and anyone who supports him

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

It’s okay to be weird. Someday, someone will love you for it.