Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Local Authors & You!


I will be at the Local Authors & You event this coming Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3! Are you an author? Come and join me for some free writing instruction. Are you a reader? Come and meet your favorite local author!


Events take place on Friday night from 7-9, and Saturday from 1-6. 

Monday, October 22, 2018


Tell me about yourself. What got you started in writing?

I have spent my whole life being a mum to all the kids out there, helping them to answer questions, and make sense of their world. I started putting this book together because I knew this was one way of getting the answers to all the kids out there. This book would be a reference for them, something that was always there, with answers to life's questions. This book would provide the guidance needed for life's situations.

How do you schedule your writing time? When do you write?

I don't have a set schedule.  I just get up every day and focus on what needs doing,  getting more authors, getting more stories, spending time with all the authors and getting to know them, developing storylines and making their messages very powerful.

How and where do you write? Do you prefer a laptop or some other method of getting your words down?

I am a pen and paper girl, always have been, always will be.  I like to be able to feel the writing through my hand.  The story flows better when there is a direct connection to the words on paper.  There is a power in writing using pen and paper. The power is lost when typing on a keyboard.

What's your favorite part about writing?

My favorite part about writing is seeing the finished product.  Seeing the book completed and in the hands of the readers.

Your least favorite part about writing?

My least favorite part about writing is the typesetting... putting all the stories in order inside the book.

How did you come up with your book idea?

This was a vision that was given to me.

How long did it take you to write your book?

Gathering 1000 authors has taken the most amount of time. I now have the authors, and I am at the editing stage.  This project so far has taken about 2 years.

What types of marketing do you do to promote your writing?

Social media marketing and interviews.

Every author has been given the opportunity to tell their own story in their own personal interview.  These interviews have been made available on RSS Feeds, website and Itunes, and social media sites.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I am working on a project called  “1000 Ripple Effects”
this book will have 1000 stories each answering the question:  What advice do you give the 15 - 21-year-olds becoming an adult?

This book will answer life's unanswered questions.  This book will be there for the kids when no one else is.

Do you have a new book out?

There is no new book out at the moment, however, the new book is currently in the editing stages and will be available in 2019.

Do you have a project on the back burner? Tell me about it.

Currently, I am working on a project called “1000 Ripple Effects”.
This book will have 1000 stories each answering the question:  What advice do you give the 15 - 21-year-olds becoming an adult?

What would you tell a beginning writer who wants to publish but doesn't believe he/she has enough talent?

You have a story in you, you just have to learn how to tell it.

A Question for Kathryn:

What is the best way to connect with your audience?

I have had success having my own blog and writing for other blogs about what I do. I also think having a monthly newsletter is important - especially for your followers. Of course, anytime you have an opportunity to speak to an audience, whether that audience is at a writer's conference, book signing, or another event, a personal contact is often the best way to connect.

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