Interview with Kate Newlands

What do I do for pleasure
Write Songs, Poetry and Novels, Photography, Paint
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Self publishing and promoting online
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2004
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a different country to where I live, and hated writing at school, but through meditation and other modules, words just came into my head and I followed what I was guided to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
You will have to wait and see :)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I choose Smashwords to self publish as its an easy website to self publish on, and any help needed is provided quickly. Our books are published around the world within days.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
All my songs, books & poetry have a message in them of some kind or another, and I want to bring love peace and happiness to the world.
What are you working on next?
I have 3 books on the go, as well as creating the music for my songs
How do you approach cover design?
My covers for my books are photos mostly taken by myself and redesigned for the book about to be published, although my niece contributed to two novel covers as happened in Rainbow Fairies in the Glen and Lexica on Earth
What do you read for pleasure?
Spiritual and Inspirational books as well as historical novels, when I get time.
Published 2017-06-29.
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Books by This Author

Inspirational Poetry and Messages from Beyond II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Inspirational
Various people in spirit, my angels and guides have channeled the poems and messages in this book to me. They planted the seed in 2004 to follow this path in my life. My first poem was “Spiritual Eulogy” which features first in my previous Inspirational Poetry and Messages book. This poem was written to help people through their grief and to let them know they are not alone.
Lexica on Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Lexica on Earth is a short novel about the secret beliefs of a woman of sixty years old who has suffered much in her earth life. Believing she is from another world Lexica wants to go home. She has tried to by calling her family to come and get her, but she realizes she has a mission on earth to fulfill, before she’s allowed to return.
The Planet of Blobs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Other, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The Planet of Blobs is a feel good heart warming children’s trilogy about two humans arriving on a distant planet, where the beings living there are like nothing ever seen before. Join the colourful Blobs who are a group of loving people that care about each other and would never hurt anyone, as they wobble and squeak and would protect each other to the end on their adventures.
Cathelin's Mystical Forest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cathelin’s Mystical Forest is a heart felt and compelling novel about the experiences of a teenager who has Down Syndrome, growing up in 16th century Scotland. She grows from a young teenager into an older woman following her dreams while facing life’s adversities.
Rainbow Fairies in the Glen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
This children’s short story teaches Mizz and Jarck to always believe what’s in their hearts. The children live in a remote area and always look forward to visiting the glen at the back of their parent’s farm. Mizz and Jarck enjoy these visits and the things they learn there from Annabelle and Marybelle who came into their lives to help them to understand about life.