After recently reading and reviewing “Vanguard of Hope” written by Kathy, she kindly agreed to give me her replies to the “Be My Guest” post of questions, she has some excellent tips for writers and the last book that Kathy read sounds like a must read for authors, here are Kathy’s replies;
My name is Kathy Steinemann, and I hail from Alberta, Canada.
I started writing at an early age – when there was only black-and-white television, and books were made out of paper. I have written “how-to” books, but my preference is a good short story or novel.
My advice for other authors is:
1. Write about something you know or something for which you have a passion. It is easy to remain enthusiastic about a project that moves you intellectually or emotionally.
2. When authoring fiction, realize that if you laugh or cry at certain points in your writing, your readers probably will too.
3. Don’t forget that the cover of your book is the front door. If it looks shabby, people will be less likely to open it.
The last book I read was “The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Expression”, by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. I gave it a 5-star review at Amazon: “This is a short book, but the information packed in its pages is very useful. I would like to see a second book or an upgraded edition with more, though. The current publication covers over 70 emotions.”
My most recent book is “Vanguard of Hope”. http://kathysteinemann.com/Books/Vanguard_of_Hope/