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I'm Kristal McKerrington. I have been a published author since 2010. I'm currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency. I'm signed with several publishers. I work with ReemVision. Even appeared on TMZ a few times. I'm a nationwide author with Marie's World. I have become a worldwide author with many publishers. 

I live in Scotland, I'm a believer in a free Scotland. I love Viking myths and history. I'm a reader in my spare time. I love to read paranormal and romance novels. I am co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. I'm a believer in doing a show on wrestling and romance writing together, showcasing my lifestyle compared to Joe's. 

I've written a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. I'm entering new genres with interest. I love a challenge when it comes to my writing. 

I'm good friends with Mohombi who has supported my novel Marie's World going nationwide in the UK and will be released nationwide in the US. We have had support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities. 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Kristal McKerrington Takes The Hot Seat

Hello Readers,


Today I take the Hot Seat where I'm going to tell you why I started writing these stories over 13-14 years ago. The inspiration on my life and why this is more important to me than any other thing I have tried to create.




  1. What Inspired you to write a Wrestling, Romance Book?
I was in the hospital with Victor, my good friend and was having a crummy day hooked up to some serious horrible medicines and he wasn't too bad that day.  It was the second WCW tape that he had brought to my bed to which and that day I saw XPac and Shane Helms that was it. I don't really know what happened inside my head, I just felt myself start to write small stories where they were the leading roles.

Fast forward a good few years and I was trapped in the hospital for 8 weeks and that was when I saw 'The Hardy Show', with the 'The Hardy Boyz' being in the main role. They inspired me and fired me up. Not only did I fight back from not being able to walk I also wrote the first book within a few months from all my years of notes and thoughts 'A Different Life: Three Lane Highway', much later on I was going to map out the series and that was when 'A Different Life Series' was born. 

       2. Why does the Romance and Wrestling Tag Team mean so much to you? 

When I was fighting for my life as a kid as strange as it sounds Wrestling was my inspiration through out the fight. Not just that I didn't believe that anyone would want me since I had a feeding tube sticking out of my stomach, so I had to believe that in some Romantic way that XPac or one of my other main Ideals (Shane Helms, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy) would see me and that would be it. That they would want me. 

Strange I know, but the bullying in my life was really bad back then and I guess I was looking for some sort of hope. I lost touch with Wrestling for a few months then when I got back home after school one day my mother had gotten us Sky and the Wrestling became a huge part of my life. Thank you Wrestling world. I guess you could say that the two is my gift back for the inspiration and strength that the two gave me to just make it through and survive. Also most importantly not give up on finding someone to love. 

         3. What would the Wrestling, Romance Panel mean to you? 

The Wrestling, Romance Panel means more to me than anyone would realise. This would be me and L. Anne Carrington proving to the Romance and Wrestling world that this could really work. Not just that, it also proves that all the re-educating that we have been doing isn't a waste. We are creating hopefully a better future for the Wrestling World and the Romance World. You are going to learn from REAL Independent Wrestlers just what they think. 

So far there is a few Wrestlers, who really want this to happen and a UK Wrestling Promotion that wants this to go ahead. I think there is support for this, but to be honest this personally means more to me than anyone would realise. 

      4. What do you think the Impact of this could be on the Wrestling World? 

Gosh I would say sky's the limit if the whole Wrestling world gets behind it. Again it all depends on the reaction from the audience, if people are telling the major companies that they want this and so does the Wrestlers then I wouldn't want to say where I would think it would go, I just want to believe that we are going to go up and up with it. 

Now for some of the more Wrestling Fans Questions.

     5.  What would be your favourite moment in the Attitide Era be?

I don't want to this to be taken wrong, but for me I have to say when Stone Cold turned coats and beat up the Hardy's and Lita or when DX Generation was formed or when Matt and Lita shared their first TV kiss. I have to say I loved all those and couldn't decide, sorry! 

       6. If you had the chance to be locked in a room with either Matt Hardy, Shane Helms or Jeff Hardy or Randy Orton who would you choose and why?

I would drag Matt, Jeff Hardy and Shane Helms and sit with them. They were my main ideals and have to say that those are always going to my first choice when it comes to those who I want to meet. I hope to get my childhood dream of meeting XPac at the end of May when I attend 'One Last Stand' with One Pro Wrestling. 
        7. What do you do after a long day of Writing? 

I like to visit family, watch Wrestling and hang out the best man in the world my boyfriend.

Now onto some Readers of Romance Questions. 

       8.  What book has caught your attention most recently?

I have been hooked up on Rachel Caine's Morganville's Vampires and I have to say I loved L. Anne Carrington's book 'The Cruiserweight' alot and just read Chris Jericho's book, which blew my mind away. 
       9.  What is your must see TV show at the moment?
Not on TV then I have to say Highway 2 Helms and The Hardy Show, on TV I have to say WWE, TNA, Big Bang Theroy, How I Met Your Mother and NCIS LA and normal. 

       10. What is your must see Film this year?

To be honest its got to be Thor or Green Lateran, everyone knows why that knows me. For all those who don't know me. Thor, because of the Nordic History I have and my love for my accessors. I'm a descendent from Vikings so that is understandable. The Green Lateran cause I am a Hurricane Helms fan after all! 

     11. What is your must attend event this year?

I have to say 'One Last Stand' with One Pro Wrestling. Any chance to see XPac and meet the hugely successful 1PW boys is an honour. I just spent most of last night talking to one of there best and most skilled Wrestlers Keith Thor Colwell and felt honoured he took time out of his day to sit an talk to me. Thank you sir and there is a plug for you! 

   12. What is your must attend event for next year?

I hope that we do get to do the Wrestling Romance Panel. So for me will be Romantic Times one way or the other, since its doing to make my Writing dreams come true to meet Gina C the owner of XoXo Publishing along with the awesome staff that I'm often talking too along with my fellow Authors. I wouldn't know what to do without them sometimes and it would also make my day to meet L. Anne Carrington. That chick is cool! 

Thank you for attending my interview day and it was an honour to see you all out supporting my week so far. 

You all know where to get me so no links today lol. 

Kristal McKerrington x

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your story, Kristal. It's funny you're writing about wrestling in romance, because so am I. What a coincidence! Lol.

    I like all the old guys: Ric Flair, Jake the Snake Roberts, King Kong Bundy, Andre the Giant, and on and on. My family watched a lot of wrestling when I was growing up, so I feel a bit nostalgic about all those guys and wanted to pay tribute to them and their athleticism in my latest book.

    Good luck to you and I hope your dream of having a Romance Panel comes to fruition.

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  2. Hi Kristal great blog, keep it up you rock!
    Gina
    PS: Delaney feel free to submit your wrestling manuscript to Penny penny@xoxopublishing.com.
    We are going into print soon and will be coming out with a wrestling print anthology.
    Gina

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  3. Thank you Delaney for coming out and the support Gina. I miss the oldies too. Its lovely to see more and more support coming out for the Wrestling Romance, more than ever!

    Kristal

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  4. Kristal, you have a very interesting history, thanks for sharing it with us. My wife had 15 operations before the age of 14. She has CP and has to use a wheelchair to get around. 1 interesting thing we recently learned was when we read her surgean's obituary. He was the one who wrote the book MASH. Yes the book that brought us the hit movie & TV show. He never talked about it. She said he had a dry whit and his jokes and stories had helped her make it through all of those surgeries. I too have had a few bad times in the hospital. One time I almost lost my left arm 3 times during a surgery to repair a shattered shoulder. I also had a back injury (3 fracture sites in my lumbar) that,due to swelling left me unable to move my feet. It took a couple of days for the swelling to go down and for the X-ray techs to get good enough images to see that the fractures were not into the spinal chord. 2 weeks later I went home and had 6 months of intense PT. I about 8 months after the ambulance accident I was back on the job working as an EMT.
    Back on topic now, I also remember the team called Freebirds and then there was The Junkyard Dog. General Sandar Akbar was one of the bad boys I remember and then there was Mr. Wrestling, he wasn't that good. Then came along Mean Jean Green, he was the ring announcer. I also remember a manager namer Percy, I can't remember his last name. He dressed in sort of a sissy way and always had 2 female bodyguards.
    One of my neighbors was the son of a (back then) famous wrestler. That is how I met the exwrestler who became my mentor during the end of my junior and my entire senior year of high school.
    I'm in the process of writing a fictional autobiography and I've decided to make it into 2 parts. The first part will be a "GP" rated story of my life up to the first time I got married. The second part will have eroticia. I'm in the process of going back and adding more material and details of growing up, in Texas in the fifties. Because of this blog, I'm adding the wrestling part to my story. Thanks again Kristal for sharing and posting such a great blog.
    G W Pickle

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  5. Thank you Kristal for the great post! I have been a wrestling fan for almost 27 years now. My dad got me addicted at the age of 2 lol, but until this blog I never knew there were authors that wrote prowrestling into romance :) I want to be one of those authors :) now I just have to get my butt in gear and get some stuff down on paper :)
    Thanks again for the great post!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  6. Thank you G.W Pickle for posting. I have to say that its an honour to see you so active on my blog this week. I'm sorry about the health issues.

    I'm glad I brought Wrestling back to you. It was all my life and still is to this day. I just wish I could have been a Wrestler for just one day.

    Kristal McKerrington

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  7. No problem Ashley and its an honour to meet you.

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