Interview with Krystal White, author of Unbroken

27 Aug 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, Unbroken?

It is a coming of age story about growth, love, resilience, family, friendship, hardship and the power from within to fight for what we want in life in spite of whatever happens.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

In 2015 I was going through a very difficult pregnancy and I was on mandatory bedrest which had me going through books like water. The more stories I read, the more I realized they were quite similar. That’s what inspired me to write. I wanted to present stories in a different light. I wanted to show strong female lead characters that weren’t sitting around waiting for the alpha male to come and save them. Of course, having hot male characters in the stories is a must, but I don’t think they need to save women all the time.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Honestly, that is a very tough question to answer as there’s been quite a few books that have marked me. During my teen/formative years my parents bought me books about building character, dealing with peer pressure and the likes. I’d say probably some of those books would be worth mentioning as they helped shape me. I must add I am fully bilingual so I read books in both English and Spanish. Hence why some of the books on this list will have Spanish titles as that’s how I read them.

Rhinoceros by Scott Alexander

Volar sobre el pantano and La Ultima Oportunidad by Carlos Cuauhtemoc Sanchez. When I was a teen I devoured his books as they were easy to read, not too long, relatable and inspirational.

In more recent years I’ve really enjoyed reading (and don’t judge me for this!) the Twilight Saga books as well as anything by Tijan (Mason being one of my favorite book boyfriends) and pretty much anything angel-related by Lola StVil. And of course, Harry Potter books!

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I have tons of authors I’d love to talk to and pick their brains! I’d say the first one would be J K Rowling. One of my first questions would be if the story will continue? Perhaps their children will attend Hogwarts and we’ll get to see their story? One can only hope!

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The freedom of creating new worlds. Giving life to characters and writing about their struggles, desires, hopes, dreams and of course love is quite fulfilling.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up at 6:45am and make sure my kids (4yrs old and 7yrs old) get up and get ready for school. I drive them at 7:35am and then come back home to get ready to go to my office. I have a profession I work on during the day and write at night, on weekends and whenever inspiration hits. I come back home at 4:30 to feed my children, get them to do homework and play before getting ready for bed. Then, I write some more until it’s time to sleep.

What scene in Unbroken was your favorite to write?

I have several but if I had to pick I’d say when Ryker finds out he has a daughter with Angelina. I won’t paste the scene here so go read the book!

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I have several depending on what I’m doing. One of my favorites says: “The things you are passionate about aren’t random. They are your calling.”

Krystal White is the author of the new book Unbroken

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