Friday, July 16, 2021

Together for Good Series, LeighAnne Clifton

Thank you, LeighAnne for giving me a chance for an interview in your newsletter.







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More great author & artist spotlights are lined up!


Here it is! The cover for the 2nd book in the Together for Good series, Ready to Forgive! I hope it starts the wheels turning in your head... What happens with Alex and Chad? How is the relationship between Miss Matilda and Terry?


I'd love to hear your thoughts! Pop over to the Book News page (link below) and leave a comment, question, or even your guess at what the cover hints at!


I think you'll be surprised!!!


Book News Link


And now, let's

welcome this week's

Author Spotlight!

Kathy McKinsey


This week, we'll learn about Kathy McKinsey. I had the privilege recently of being the guest blogger for Kathy's blog. You can check out that post here.


Introducing: Kathy McKinsey - Woman of Many Talents


Kathy McKinsey wears many hats: Christian, wife, mom, vision rehabilitation therapist, and author! Kathy has a blog (which you can navigate to below) that keeps her busy. She's also published several books and loves sharing her stories with readers.


Kathy's story is a beautiful reminder that God has amazing plans for us in all circumstances!

How long have you wanted to become an author? What made you take the leap?


I dreamed of publishing a book since I was a teenager. I did have a few short stories published in magazines then. But for over 30 years, I wrote little, using college, work and raising a family as excuses. Nine years ago, I had to stop work because of health reasons, and God encouraged me to pick up my writing dream again.


What is your most recent book about?


My most recent book, Gifts of Grace, is a collection of women’s fiction novellas. Stories of women with struggles and sorrows who find hope and grace in Jesus.


I also have two other books, All My Tears, another collection of women’s fiction novellas, and Millie’s Christmas, a children’s Christmas story.


Do you write around a certain theme? Or do you just let the story guide you?


I have a basic theme when I start writing, but God sends me delightful surprises as I travel through the story.



How did you find your publisher? What do you like the most about them?


Mantle Rock Publishing published all three of my books. I met Kathy Cretsinger when she taught a monthly class for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). I will always be grateful to Mantle Rock for taking a chance on a beginning author.


Mantle Rock has recently transferred most of their books to Scrivenings Press, and I look forward to working with them. I am currently in the process of independently re-publishing Millie’s Christmas, which only makes me appreciate my publishers more.

What's your favorite Scripture verse and why?


So many favorites. This one comforts me and gives me joy:


O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Psalm 86:5


What are some of your favorite things? Basically, how do you like to spend your free time (as if authors actually have any of that!)


We have had cats in our home ever since our children were small. We also had dogs when my son lived at home with his guide dogs from The Seeing Eye. Such joys!


Although dark chocolate will always make me smile, my favorite food is a hamburger with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.


My all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. My husband Murray introduced me to the movie The Sound of Music soon after we were married, and we have watched it repeatedly over the years.


How can folks find you?


You can find me online at the following places:


·         Website

·         Facebook

·         Twitter

·         Email


Thanks for joining us, Kathy! I love your story and your willingness to go where God was leading. He's always an on-time God, equipping us for what He's prepared us for. I'm sure the readers will want to check out your books by clicking the links above.


Don't Miss the "Fruity" Series!

This week the summer-long series on the Fruit of the Spirit continues with a look at LOVE and JOY!


The information in the series will soon be available in Bible study format and will include additional content, more accompanying reference Scripture, and study questions.


Stay tuned!


Fruit of the Spirit - Love & Joy


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  1. This is a great interview, Kathy! It highlights so many wonderful aspects of your life! Terrific questions and answers. Wishing you all the best as you move forward in your author journey.

  2. Hi Kathy. Great interview! I already knew how talented you are, but it's fun to read about you again. Many blessings as you continue on your writing journey!

  3. Enjoyed reading about you through interview format! Your heart of gratitude shows up in each response!! Love and hugs to you, Kathy, and God's continued blessings! :)