I had never finished a #NaNoWriMo. I usually started with some gusto but faltered as soon as the “you should be here” line towered above where I actually was.
I didn’t give up. Every year I started . . . determined to make it through.
In 2014, I had an idea sparked by a story about a shipwreck being uncovered by a hurricane along the Alabama Gulf Coast.
“Mystery Rock” follows three brothers as they tried to unlock the mystery that they had discovered after a hurricane. The best part about the book was it was inspired by real events and real people – the conversations were often word for word what my sons were saying in the other room (adjusted only for context). Is that cheating?
I already knew I wanted to incorporate letterboxing into the book design. It was important for you to see the locations and to experience them for yourself.
Book 2 of the Scouting out Adventure series is “Secret of the Mounds.” It continues the pursuit of the mystery uncovered that day on the beach. This time the brothers discover the mounds of Alabama.
Book 3 will be “Shadow in the Caves.” If my family stays on me, then it will be ready for a full launch by the Summer of 2017
The thing I learned most when creating these books was to write what inspires and entertains you and others will be inspired and entertained as well.
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Family fun and Alabama adventures – join three brothers as they uncover a secret long hidden and follow the clues around the State of Alabama to the amazing end. Mystery Rock, Secret of the Mounds, and (coming soon) Riddle in the Cave.
Kathryn offers phrases of hope in order to shine the Light on the moment. She works through her columns, articles, books and workshops. Her personal hope is that every person who encounters her words will feel as if those words were written (or spoken) just for her or him.
“In my fiction, I tell a story that provides an uplifting message entrenched in hope. In my non-fiction and columns, I offer words that will point to hope. In my talks, I tell stories that inspire hope. Helping others discover their path to hope is my focus.”