Bobbie Kinkead

Biography

As a child, Bobbie Kinkead created stories: playing at the creek, hunting frogs, and meeting the spirited folks; when walking to her grandmothers; and rocking in a swing on warm Colorado nights. As a teen, Bobbie rode her bike to the library to read every folk and fairy tale possible.
Graduating from Colorado University in Boulder, Bobbie taught first-grade in Anchorage, Alaska, then traveled to San Francisco to marry and teach art in the elementary schools. Moving to Oakland, she ran a home preschool. Stories were important.
While her children attended public school, Bobbie volunteered as Regional Adviser for the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and editor of galleys for the Bay Area. Needing a rest, through the California University, Bobbie was certified as a Master Gardener. As a professional gardener, Bobbie reconnected with the spirit folks and finished Rhyonna’s Fright.
Attending Dominican University, Bobbie studied storytelling and was asked to be part of the Asian Art Gallery (AAM) Core of Storytelling. Today she participates in the Storytelling Association of California (SAC) telling folktales, legends, fables, and myths. She finished her next novel, Damsels Overcome including twenty-two folktales about women, who used their powers to survive and their empowerment for us in their struggles.
Bobbie confirms, "...all important for writing a good story."

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was' Little Johnny Apple Seed'. I was in third grade when my Aunt gave me the book. A short story with pictures of a young man planting apples along a country lane. Years later when he returned all the farms had apples and used them as food and drink for them and their animals, and had planted more trees. I took this to mean we follow along our paths and plant what we want. I blew dandelions seeds where I walked, so I planted my ideas. And who should come, Rhyonna, a faery, I meet at Fountain Creek in Colorado Springs. She lived in a dandelion and demaned her story. At first, she danced off my composing table, finally I got her into a story. Rhyonna now plants dandelions on the web while she streams.
When did you first start writing?
My first writing was in the 8th grade, and I won a newspaper reward. We got a plastic cover sample of the story published, which I still have today. My story was titled 'What a Dog Would Do" and was about a dog lost and finds her way back home. We had dogs when we lived in the mountains. I heard stories of how bears did not attack dogs because they found their way home. Yes, I did see bears when I was a child, small brown bears. I knew if my dog got lost her smell was efficient, she was smart, and she could find me.
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Where to find Bobbie Kinkead online

Books

Damsels Overcome
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 43,580. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Damsels Overcome is a collection of tales from the 6th to 18th centuries, written during the time of male-dominated social codes, norms, and standards. Women survived by various skills 'she' possesses despite called the servant, the weaker, or to be saved. Read and be encouraged by the values, worth, and wisdom damsels used to overcome opposition; these skills still used today.
Rhyonna's Fright, A Faery's Challenge to Save Her Realm
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,610. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
BE WARNED: Rhyonna's Fright, set in an idyllic faery realm, is an exciting, fast-paced faery adventure with a bit of fun, horror, suffering, healing, friendship, with the saving of the Others. Faery Rhyonna loves to fly, only she is over-confident, so falls victim to a monstrous hideous Zzuf. Rhyonna's impulsive desire causes damage to her wings.