Thank you, LeighAnne for giving me a chance
for an interview in your newsletter.
forget to share with your friends and encourage them to
great author & artist spotlights are lined up!
PROMISED, THE NEW BOOK COVER....
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?
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!
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.
McKinsey - Woman of Many Talents
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.
story is a beautiful reminder that God has amazing plans for us
in all circumstances!
have you wanted to become an author? What made you take the leap?
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.
your most recent book about?
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.
write around a certain theme? Or do you just let the story guide
I have a
basic theme when I start writing, but God sends me delightful
surprises as I travel through the story.
you find your publisher? What do you like the most about them?
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.
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.
your favorite Scripture verse and why?
favorites. This one comforts me and gives me joy:
you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love
for all who ask for your help. Psalm 86:5
some of your favorite things? Basically, how do you like to spend
your free time (as if authors actually have any of that!)
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!
dark chocolate will always make me smile, my favorite food is a
hamburger with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.
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.
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.
Miss the "Fruity" Series!
week the summer-long series on the Fruit of the Spirit
continues with a look at LOVE and JOY!
information in the series will soon be available in Bible study
format and will include additional content, more accompanying
reference Scripture, and study questions.