Interview with Kathleen Fields

How do you approach cover design?
Since I am writing a series of books, I feel it's important for the covers to have continuity, something that customers will remember, I call it a 'sight theme' that people will look for when looking for my books in a bookstore, and/or virtual bookstore. Pleasant eye catching colors and design similarities.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favorite book is 'Gone With The Wind' by Margaret Mitchell. It was the first ever thick book that I read all the way through at the age of 13, we shared it in school with friends. It kept me intrigued during the whole story.. I love Scarlet O'hara, she was is my favorite character. I have a copy of the book which I still read from time to time, and watch the movie whenever it is on T.V.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love stories that involve mystery and suspense. Believe it or not, it helps me to live in the story, and forget about real life for a while.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a 'Nook' which I really like. And my laptop.
Describe your desk
My Desk is my lap, I do all my writing on my laptop, while sitting on the couch with my feet up. With a cup of coffee on the end table and my cat curled up sleeping by my side. :-)
When did you first start writing?
I started writing around high school, I discovered I had a knack for writing my thoughts out, much better then I did speaking them. I have never published a book until lately, because I never thought it was possible.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have always been intrigued by dreams. I could never understand why we have them. It seemed to me that had to have some kind of purpose, otherwise God wouldn't have made it possible for us to have them. So I started comparing some of the items in my dreams with scripture to see what they meant biblically, and was very excited to find some answers I had been praying for. That is what started my 'dream' to get these volumes of work published, that I have been working on for the past 17 or so years.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being an indie author gives me more control in the way my book is presented. I can format it the way I want it to look, design my own cover, and upload and change or add to my script whenever I need to. To me that is a pretty powerful way of getting my books to look appealing to those I am writing for without compromising quality.
What do your fans mean to you?
I am so hoping that my series of books on Dream symbols will be able to help them figure stuff out. Sometimes all we lack is the information needed to solve a puzzle. I am hoping with the Holy Spirit's help to be able to provide that information. I cherish their thoughts also. I find out more interesting things from just gabbing with my fans that help improve my writing and formatting skills. I am also very honored that anyone would read my books. That is so amazing in itself...and very humbling!
What are you working on next?
I am working on another volume to be included into the series 'Dream Symbols: An Answer To Prayer?'
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my family, going to the beach now and then, and cleaning house.. it gets kinda messy when I am in my deep writing mode, which can be a few days or weeks at a time. I live eat and breathe..in other words... focus so hard on what I am writing that the world around me disappears.
Published 2014-06-03.
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Books by This Author

Dream Symbols: An Answer To Prayer? 'Disease, Seasons, Weather & Natural Disasters'
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams
Seasons, Weather, Disasters, and Diseases are listed with possible interpretations, scriptures using the word which may help with perspective, and also a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about those symbols. While researching a meaning to these types of symbols that we have remembered from our dreams, we may find an answer...to prayer.
Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer? 'Human Body' (Parts and Actions)
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 410,790. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Each 'body part or action' in this book is listed with possible interpretations, scriptures using that part, which may help with perspective, and also includes a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about the symbol. While researching a meaning to ''body parts or actions' that we have remembered from our dreams, we just may find an answer...to a pr
Dream Symbols: An Answer To Prayer? 'Metals'
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Each 'Metal' in this book is listed with possible interpretations, scriptures that use that metal, which may help with perspective, and also includes a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about the symbol. While researching for a meaning to 'Metal(s)' that we have remembered from our dreams, we just may find an answer...to a prayer!
Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer? 'Gems and Stones'
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,080. Language: American English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Non-formal education
Each 'Gem' or 'Stone' in this book is listed with possible interpretations, scriptures that use that gem or stone, which may help with perspective, and also includes a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about the symbol. While researching for a meaning to 'gem(s) or stone(s)' that we have remembered from our dreams, we just may find an answer...to a prayer!
Dream Symbols: An Answer To Prayer? "Colors"
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,720. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams
Each 'Color' in this book is listed with possible interpretations, scriptures that use that color, which may help with perspective, and also includes a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about the symbol. When researching for a meaning to a 'color(s)' that we have remembered from our dreams, we just may find an answer...to a prayer!
Dream Symbols: An Answer To Prayer? 'Numbers
Series: Dream Symbols: An Answer to Prayer?, Volume 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Dreams
Each 'number' in this book is listed with possible interpretations, scriptures that use that number, which may help with perspective, and also includes a list of common utilizations which could explain the why and where questions about the symbol. When researching for a meaning to a 'number' or 'numbers' that we have remembered from our dreams, we just may find an answer...to a prayer.