K.P. Kollenborn

Biography

I am fortunate to have been trained by one the top ten writing teachers in the US, the late Leonard Bishop, and author of 'Dare to be a Great Writer.' I owe my love of writing to him. Although I’ve been writing since my childhood, I have a BA in history. I love studying history as much as wanting to evoke stories. I like to believe that after decades worth of introspection we have learned more wisely than something that happened yesterday, because what happened yesterday affects how we live today.

Even though I am from Kansas, I enjoy venturing into other worlds from around the globe which is why my writing focuses on diversity. With fluid accessibility to modern media and traveling opportunities, my Midwestern world can expand and explore beyond my own backyard. In addition to studying cultures, I take pleasure in studying history. Submitting to a moment in time allows us to remember, or to muse even, over our society’s past. Although writing can educate as well as entertain, yet what makes art incredibly amazing, to that of paintings, photographs, and music, it transposes emotion into another form of humanity, and therefore, it is our humanity which keeps all of us striving for an improved future.

My husband and I once owned a music store, a pizza delivery business, and several internet businesses. I also have dabbled with real estate and am grateful I got the heck out right before the crash! Sadly, history tends to repeat itself in important ways. Currently my family continues to live outside of Kansas City and will always have roots tied to Kansas.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Unfortunately it's a cliche: Organized clutter. I have piles of thoughts written on paper, bills, and loose paper that manages to take over like the blob. After six months or so, I will look through my notes and wonder why I scribbled these incomplete thoughts and question people's names and numbers that I had somehow came in contact with but don't remember why or how. I am also very possessive about my space. I only throw away the paper when I no longer have room to write.
A little about your background?
As a mother of two daughters, I understand the idiosyncrasies of balancing work, family, and creative endeavours. If life weren’t a bit off kilter than what is the point of crossing that high wire in the sky? In other words, without the strength of passion, creativity, and ambition than we all might as well become nothing more than couch potatoes by the end of the day. It’s all about making our lives productive, interesting, and adding value for the next generation. By the very nature of my existence, I am an artist. And by the very nature of my husband’s insistence, I have adapted to become an entrepreneur. We have ventured a music store, a restaurant, real estate, several internet businesses, and two recording studios. I have worked as a graphic designer and in the publishing market since 1994. Aside from having a graphic arts degree, I also have a history degree to satisfy my other passion. That and writing.
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IndieGogo Project
On the fringes of a civil war arise a kaleidoscope of stories. Stories of abuse, power, betrayal, sex, love, and absolution; all united by the failings of a dying government. Set in the backdrop during the last years of South Africa's apartheid, How the Water Falls is fictional story that unfolds the truth and deception of the systems victims, perpetrators, and unlikely heroes.

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