The Neophyte Writer is proud to present Canadian author Kathryn Kessler. She enjoys her pets and love to share the adventure with kids in her writing and creating.
TNW: How long have you been writing?
KK: I have been writing since 2006
TNW: Have you always written for children?
TNW: What drives and motivates your writing?
KK: When I was a child, I enjoyed creating stories while I played with my many pets growing up on the farm. I rediscovered that joy when I brought home my little black and white puppy, Marvin in 2006. He has such a ferocious curiosity for his world around him, that it struck my creativity.
TNW: Do you feel that it’s important for writers to use social media? How?
KK: Yes, very important. In this day and age of Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc, social media is the way to get noticed, to get known, to prove yourself and your value to the world.
TNW: Who are some of your favorite authors and why?
KK: There are many authors I enjoy. “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White, is one book I really enjoyed reading. I can still relate with Fern and her love for Wilbur. Another book I really enjoyed as a child is “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. This book took my imagination for an adventure.
TNW: What writing books would you recommend to new writers?
KK: I really don’t have a recommendation. I started on my own and did allot of research on the Internet. There are allot of great sites and blogs that can guide new writers.
TNW: What advice to you have for new writers?
KK: Write what you are passionate about, believe in yourself and never give up on your passion!
TNW: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?