Interview with Janet Kaderli

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I read something I have written and it touches me. It's like an out-of-body experience. I wrote that, it came from my heart, but it's as fresh and thought-provoking as if it had been written by someone else.
When did you first start writing?
Once I learned how! I wrote my first poem in Second Grade, and have been writing ever since. Before I learned to write, I made up stories based on my favorite fairy tales and TV shows. I can remember drawing pictures illustrating the story I had going on in my head.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I loved fairy tales. We had a book of Grimm's fairy tales and I remember asking my mother and my sister to read them to me. I can't remember the first story I ever read, but I couldn't wait to learn to read for myself.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have a short list of authors whose books I make sure to pick up: Debbie Macomber--the Blossom Street Books & Christmas books; Janet Evanovich--the Stephanie Plum books; The Kris Longknife series by Mike Shepherd; The Leaphorn & Chee mysteries by Tony Hillerman & Anne Hillerman. I love checking out books on my ebook reading device, and enjoy the variety.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I inherited a Kindle. I haven't tried reading books on my iPhone yet!
Describe your desk
LOL! I have two desks and they are both a mess! On the small desk under the window I have a variety of jars & mugs filled with pens & pencils, my fancy pen my husband gave me when I graduated with my Bachelors Degree, my work-in-progress notes, and a 5 X 7 picture frame that holds inspirational Bible verses. The big desk is at right angles to the little one, and faces the wall. This desk has a little bookshelf holding my resource/reference books and journals, my rough drafts, mail. On the wall over the big desk is framed pictures and the original artwork for my book covers.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I've discovered most of the ebooks I've read through the library. To me, it's just so cool to be able to log into our public library website and download a book! I've read a large variety of books this way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a lot of poems when I was in 3rd and 4th grade. I recently found these poems again, and they weren't nearly as clever as I'd remembered! I continued writing poetry through my college years. It was a poem that helped launch my writing career--I won a local writing contest, and joined the writing group that sponsored the contest. From there I began writing books--first children's books, then sweet love stories. I've been fortunate to have some books traditionally published as well as indie published.
What is your writing process?
Writing is my hobby. I try to write every day, keeping in mind one of my favorite sayings: "I can revise trash. I can't revise a blank page." Another favorite saying is "The worse thing I ever wrote is better than the best thing I never wrote." I believe very much in getting words on the page in a rough draft. Presently I'm writing my novel longhand, in a spiral. I've found that to be a lot of fun. I'm able to easily go back and write in notes as the story grows.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am a slow writer. It takes me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to write a novel. With indie/e-publishing, it doesn't take months or years to get a book published. The distribution is also wonderful. I've published traditionally, self-published through a subsidy publisher, and indie published. I recommend indie publishing for writers who want to see your books being read.
Published 2016-10-04.
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Twelve Days at Silverleaf
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The Victorian-style Castle resort hotel in Silverleaf, Colorado, is the perfect setting for the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Ali Clarke arrives on Christmas Eve, hoping to find a new perspective for the holidays. Will she be able to recapture the joy she used to have during the Christmas season in Twelve Days at Silverleaf?
Guardian Angels
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The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Devotional
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Devotional is a Christian devotional based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. With God as our True Love, the list of gifts represents blessings He has showered upon us, especially the gift of His Word.
Patchwork Trail
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