Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am a mom to two awesome little girls. I did not graduate college, as I really loved my job in the restaurant industry. I have been writing since I was in grade school, and had won a few writing contests, but always felt it was more of a hobby than a career. I finally took a chance to put my writing out there for the world and it was extremely liberating! I am now trying to fully commit to seeing if I can make turn my love of writing into my dream job.
How do you make time to write?
I write during bath time! The kids are happy and no one can grab my glass of wine. Other than that it’s just stealing time where I can.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I just published my first book a picture book, and am working on publishing a collection of fairy tale graphic novels. I am also working on a YA fairy tale. Fairy tales/fantasy are my jam, as that is what made me fall in love with reading as a child, though eventually I would love to write a good who-dun-it mystery.
How are you publishing your recent book and why?
Self publishing! I didn’t have the patience for traditional publishing.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
I am an introverted extrovert. I like the idea of socializing and being the “life of the party”, but really deep in my soul I want seclusion and sweat pants.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is today.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
If you love your writing someone else will too.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
My website! www.KPPages.com
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
One monster was plenty! This many were scary.
The monsters as well seemed especially wary.
The silence was so loud you could hear a dropped pin, the quiet dragged on with no sight of an end.
They both were afraid what the other may do, so they stayed still until someone sneezed, ACHOO!
One monster giggled and another guffawed, all their cold feelings were thoroughly thawed.