Today I’m excited to share a fabulous interview with Tracy Krimmer. I just finished reading her latest novel Caching In and truly enjoyed the story. [Click here to check out my review.] I was even more excited at the opportunity to interview her and find out more about what inspired her to write Caching In. When I first heard about her novel, I was a bit mystified because I had never heard of geocaching and hadn’t the slightest idea what is was. For those who have never head of it, geocaching is an
Interview with Tracy Krimmer
Hi Tracy, a huge, warm welcome to Living Life With Joy! Thank you so much for participating in this interview. Would you like to start by introducing yourself?
Thank you so much for having me! I’m glad to be here and hope you enjoyed the book. I’m a thirty-something lover of books, popcorn, and coffee. I started writing around third grade, and still have my first notebook of stories! I published my first romance book in May 2014, Pieces of it All, and Caching In is my first romantic comedy.
Can you tell us a bit about your latest book Caching In and the inspiration behind it?
Caching In first came to me during a drive to the grocery store. I had been geocaching a few times, and the title popped into my mind. I knew I had to write a story behind it. Ally and Seth’s story was born shortly after. If you haven’t been geocaching, it’s fun and frustrating! The best way to describe it is a high-tech scavenger hunt. In the book, Ally sets out to try something new after leaving her cheating fiancé and being fed up with her inability to get a promotion at her job. She meets Seth, and, well, you’ll have to read the book to see what does – or doesn’t – happen between them.
What is your favorite thing about writing romance novels?
My books didn’t start with romance. I always loved the thrillers. I devoured books by James Patterson and other thriller and mystery writers, but not until the past few years did I really start to love the romance novel. I found that romance novels aren’t the formulaic books my mom used to read. Sure, they are still out there, and Caching In follows more of the traditional route. Pieces of it All did not. I love romance and find I enjoy writing about love more than danger. Although, one day, I may combine the two!
Being a writer is a great job but what’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Now that I’m writing, I hate every job I had! I actually have not held many. I worked in a department store as a teenager, and was harassed by another co-worker, so that probably tops the cake. I also worked in credit, which was stressful and filled with personality clashes. I’ve never had a boring job, that’s for sure. I’ve met so many different people and have a lot of fuel for books!
Do you have any writing superstitions or rituals?
There are only a few things I need to write. The first thing I have to do is be sure the house is clutter free. I can’t work if there are things on the floor, or dishes in the sink. I need my coffee, for sure. Most times, I also require a blanket!
What are 5 things you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Anyone who knows me will verify I am NOT the cook in the house. I do cook, just not very well! I always need to have popcorn on hand, as well as coffee, drink mix for my water, chocolate syrup for my milk, and I always seem to have an abundance of syrup. Whenever I go grocery shopping, I seem to buy it. My husband always reminds me to “check the stockroom” before I go shopping.
What are 5 things you can’t live without in your wardrobe?
Not only do my cooking skills stink, but I am far from a fashion icon. I need sweatpants or workout pants and tank tops. That’s my go-to outfit! I almost always wear socks, so I need socks without holes in them! New socks are like sex for your feet. I usually have a hoodie on, and have about five of those. And, yes, I do wear undies, so that too!
What’s your happiest childhood memory?
I have a lot, but the one I love so much I think of it every year was when my grandma dressed up like she got run over by a reindeer. She went so far as to have a deer leg sticking out of cast, and hoof prints on her back. I miss her so much.
Thank you so much for participating in this interview, I’m delighted to have you on my blog and truly appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions!
Connect with the Author
About the author from her Goodreads profile:
Books have always been a part of Tracy Krimmer’s life. When she was a child, her Book It! pin was filled with stars and she won many personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut. Her writing passion began young, around fourth grade, when her class made a notebook of short stories. She still has that notebook to this day. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, napping, or eating popcorn.
Links to Purchase Caching In
Can a compass lead you to love?
Broken-hearted Ally Couper has had enough with her ridiculous life. Her job at the bank is going nowhere, and her love life might as well be non-existent.
Determined to try something new, Ally becomes absorbed in the world of geocaching. The high-tech driven scavenger hunt introduces her to Seth, and she realizes the game isn’t the only thrilling part.
Ally’s bad luck may finally be changing, until the past threatens to halt her future with Seth. Can they find happiness together, or is love the one cache Ally can’t find?