Kathy Shawver


For 30 years Kathy Shawver wwrote purely as a hobby: poetry and journaling in place of therapy, short stories for her children, articles and research papers to substitute for the education that was put on hold for the needs of her family. At age 50, like many empty nesters she found her self with too much free time and an awareness of all the unchecked items on her bucket list. So, in addition to returning to the work force via temp agency employment and applying to several online schools to complete her long abandoned associates degree business, Mrs Shawver dug out and rewrote a short children's book and the dream of being a published author was reborn.
Besides being a writer Mrs Shawver is also the proud mom of two daughters, srepmom to two other daughters, grandma of one adorable grandson and an avid reader. Her hobbies include crafts, gardening, walking and occasionally fishing. Having grown up in a family of hunter's she is currently learning to shoot a crossbow and hopes to become proficient in target shooting with her recently acquired handgun as well. In past years she has been an organizer for political rallies, a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and a local clothing bank as well as many church bake sales and flea markets.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of crossing off another item on my bucket list and at 3 more on my daily to-do list.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, doing housework, doing crafts, homework for my online classes, applying for scholarships and employment, going for walks or spending time with my kids or grandkids.
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Where to find Kathy Shawver online

Twitter: @Kathy423
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Beginner's Guide to Online Marketing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Based on both research and personal experience these easy to read and understand book is a must have for all would be online marketers. While focusing primary on the use of social media and online classified sites, it also provides useful tips for off line activities to further create leads and boost sales.
The Short (mostly) Happy Life of a Christmas Tree
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Fairy tales
A short whimsical look at the many aspects of Christmas from the view point of a sassy and winsome young tree.The story incorporates family values, environmental awareness, the religious aspects of the holiday and first person narrative in a tale that should appeal to ages 5 to 10.

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