Interview with Kathy Rae

What are you working on next?
The Jewel of Hope is the first installment of a trilogy. I am now working on its sequel. And I have started a new series called "The Barber Chair Series". The first book will be, "Deprogramming A Bully." The second book will be, "The Ultimate Calling Video Game." I am also starting the next Children's Illustrated book about a Moose.
Who are your favorite authors?
Frank Peretti and Joel Rosenberg.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am one of those people who has so many talents that I have a list a mile long awaiting me. If I lived to be 200, I doubt I would do everything I want to do. So, an eagerness to create something new propels me out of bed. If I am creating, I am happy!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time with the Lord through bible study and fellowship, sing, make videos, landscape, garden, re-model, pray, educate myself on how to be a better author are just a few.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a member of and there are many twitter book clubs like The Bookshelf Cafe, My New Book, BookBear, Book Buzz, Christian Fiction and more.
What is your writing process?
So far I seem to write out of total inspiration. If I see something or hear something that starts my mind gathering information, a story follows. "The Jewel of Hope," was created when I took a trip to Fountain Hills, Arizona. The statues and structures there fit together like a beautiful puzzle. By the time I left there, I had the overall book in my mind.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I didn't read a lot until I discovered I have a slight case of Dyslexia. Frank Peretti's, "This Present Darkness" was probably the first book I read after straightening out the problem of flying letter on the page. That probably is the engine that turned "The Jewel of Hope" into a spiritual warfare book.
How do you approach cover design?
I went to 99designs and entered a contest for my cover. Apriliy21 was the winner. As time as progressed I have started to make my own covers.
What do you read for pleasure?
Christian fiction, any genre.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small farming community in Washington state, located between Moses Lake and Grand Coulee Dam. Even though I struggled with reading, I have always loved writing. I was shy and I found that writing was an avenue of self-expression. Growing up on the farm was a great place to explore and foster imagination.
When did you first start writing?
Fifth grade.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I took "The Bestseller Blueprint" course by Steve Harrison and Jack Canfield. They gave me the tools to understand how to publish on my own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a world that you can change with just a few happy pecks on the computer. Then living in that world as it comes alive with each word that is typed.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wrote Ducky Day or Yucky Day twenty-five years ago on a recipe card for a friend whose nine-year-old boy was having a problem with his attitude. She just moved and found the recipe card and asked me if I remembered it. I sat down one day and expanded the story to "Ducky Day or Yucky Day ~ You Choose."
What do your fans mean to you?
To hear the excitement in their voice and to have them talk about a world you created, brings indescibable joy. They are great tools for improvement, with their comments.
Describe your desk
Desk? What is a desk? Have laptop, will travel anywhere...
Published 2018-07-12.
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Books by This Author

Snatching Hope Away
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Book 2 of "The Hope Trilogy". Kate returns two years later from the Portal Through Time. The spiritual war that she and her cousin Kaleb had fought continues to rage on as a United World order is trying to eliminate those who believe in God. Kate joins six other teens, double agents, cloud of witnesses and Angelic hosts to rescue those chosen to die. It's a fast paced end-time thriller.
The Barber Chair Series: Deprogramming A Bully
Series: The Barber Chair. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Getting a haircut for Boone Butterfinkle will never be the same. Never ask your barber when you sit in the chair, "How high does this chair go?"
Ducky Day or Yucky Day ~ You Choose
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
Daffnee duck wakes up each morning seeing sunshine even on a cloudy day. Everyday is ducky to her! Her brother, Davie would rather stay in bed all day because his days are just plain yucky! When the two of them are separated from their Mama, their attitudes become a point of conflict. Find out who wins the battle of the attitudes in Ducky Day or Yucky Day ~ You Choose.
Dyslexia: An Easy Fix For The Milder Cases of the Reading Disorder, Dyslexia
You set the price! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / learning disabilities, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Dyslexia can be a frustrating stumbling block to successfully learning until it is uncovered, understood and treated. "Dyslexia: An Easy Fix For The Milder Cases of the Reading Disorder, Dyslexia," will encourage anyone who struggles with reading and give them hope to conquer this disorder.
The Jewel of Hope
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 45,970. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
What would you do if you found out that you were chosen to break a curse that was passed down through your family? And the only way to break it was to lose your life? There's no escaping...except to find a hidden jewel...the only Hope...The Jewel of Hope.