Meet Dream Chasers: Cristin Kist / Jeff Gritman

Dream chasers come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Each one has their own story to tell and their own lessons that they have learned. Read more on this dream chaser below.

Name:

Cristin Kist / Jeff Gritman

Hometown:

Norristown / Allentown

Website:

PrisonDad.com

Social Media



What is a dream you are chasing ?

Cristin: Jeff and I dream of being published authors who get to write more or less full time.
Jeff: We’re writing a book series based upon characters we came up with 15 years ago.

How did you know this was your dream? What inspired it?

Cristin: Time.
Jeff: Google Docs.

What are you doing to work towards your dream?

Cristin: The publishing industry, making connections and obtaining an agent in the industry, marketing and publicity, and finding time to work on our writing.
Jeff: Building an audience without the help of a publisher.

What is 1 resource that was/is essential for your chase?

Cristin: Pizza, our friends, and the support of each other.
Jeff: Pizza and each other.

What obstacle(s) are in the path of your chase?

Cristin: Show don’t tell.
Jeff: “Write everyday.” – Stephen King

What is the best piece of advice you were given?

Cristin: Never give up.
Jeff: Just keep focused and do what you love to do everyday and it will pay off in time.

What is 1 piece of advice you would give to a fellow dream chaser?

Cristin: J.K. Rowling, because she is an amazing author, she writes vivid characters and complicated plots. I feel so inspired and touched reading her work.
Jeff: I honestly don’t have one, I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head that I want to be like. I like me and I want to be like me.

Who is your role model and why?

Cristin: “All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase–“I love you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate

Favorite Quote:

Cristin: “All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase–“I love you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Offshore Pirate

Favorite Movie:

Cristin: Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope
Jeff: The Avengers

Favorite Website:

Cristin: FunnyorDie.com
Jeff: Lambgoat

Favorite Color:

Cristin: Blue
Jeff: Black

Favorite Book:

Cristin: So many! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Stand by Stephen King.
Jeff: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Restaurant:

Cristin: Little Nonna’s
Jeff: Rocco’s in Norristown

Favorite Place to Visit:

Cristin: New Orleans
Jeff: Mexico