Author Interview – Kelly D. Smith – Part one

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Hello everyone,

Today I have a nice suprise as I bring you an author interview that I conducted recenty!

It was a great experience and very enjoyable.

I’m so looking forward to doing more!

Hope you enjoy!

This post was recently published on my other blog but I am posting it here too.

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Author Interview – Part 1

Kelly D. Smith

Kelly D. Smith is a twenty year old Author who hails from Rural Canada United States and has been Publishing her work for over two years. In those two years of hard dedication to her work, Kitty has sucessfully had five publications over the specified time.

Coming from a simplistic backround, it is safe to say that she is well versed in the lifestyle that Writers often dream of. She has had the pleasure of being able to see the world by travelling from place to place.

One of her favouriite places to live she tells me, was in a hundred and fifty year old log cabin in Quebec which was acommpanied by a hundred acres of land and a private lake!

Sounds like a dream getaway for any Writer!

Now settling down after buying a house earlier this year after getting married, Kelly now resides with her husband her cat and her Husky named Loki which she has had since she was six years old, to focus on her work!

Kelly also has a new book coming out shortly so make sure to stick around to see what she has to say!

 

AW: Hello Kelly, Thank you for taking the time out from your busy schedule to talk to me. So lets begin. What made you decide to become a Writer?

Kelly: I started writing when I was about seven or eight years old. I was actually a very slow reader but by the time I came around to reading, there wasn’t alot at my reading level that I Wanted to read.

I wanted Lord of the Rings, But at my reading level?! And that wasn’t there so I decided to write something that I would like to read!

After that I just fell in love with writing! Being homeschooled actually gave me a chance to work on my writing daily, and being around a mother who is also an author and a sister who wanted to become one – it just seemed like the right thing to do!

By the time I was fifteen I decided that writing was something that I wanted to do as a career. So I wrote and wrote and wrote!

When I turned eighteen I had three short stories, novellas and novels to send to publishers – and one was actually accepted!

AW: That’s awesome! Coming from a family of creative people must have helped you immensly with your writing ability? Was your parents supportive of your writing ambition?

Kelly: In their own way, yeah. They’re not really the kind that are going to be ‘typically’ supportive but my parents always had this “You can do anyhthing” attitude towards things.

I’m not sure that they’ve ever come out to me and said it to me, not in those words at least, but if ever said “Oh i could never do that,” they would reply with “Why not?”

I dont think that they ever really thought that they had to be typically supportive, because to them it didn’t occur that I might not do it!

But often at times the best support you can have is people to talk to! Because of what I write, i’ve found working in the garage with my dad is super helpful and has inspired a couple of stories!

My mom is a writer too, and we’re such similar people that it’s wonderful to be able to talk business with someone, even before I knew other author’s to talk business with!

AW: You say your mother is a writer. What Genre does your mum dabble in?

Kelly: Mainly she likes to write gritty work, I know she’s still in the process of a couple of novels so I don’t want to give too many details away!

She also writes a little Romance, and last I checked she was writing a book on homeschooling!

AW: That’s great! What Genre do you dabble in?

Kelly: When it comes to Ghost Writing it seems like a lot of Romance. My own stuff, I love to write informative/how to as well as Fantasy/Urban Fantasy but i’m hoping to expand and Write some Crime as well.

AW: Being a Writer is often a reclusive job. Alot of time and dedication is poured fourth into our works and often our brains tend to go into overdrive to finish the piece and we become isolated in a fashion.

Have you found that being a Writer you have lost contact with the world around you in order to finish a piece of writing?

Kelly: Honestly, I’m not a hugely social person to begin with! I live in rural Canada and I love it, but yes I do find sometimes my work leaves me tuning everything and everyone out in order to get a job done in twenty four hours.

Overall though, no, I wouldn’t say it’s really made me lose contact. I think writing is like any other job, you have to find a good balance. And I think a huge key to that is finding other writer’s out there who understand the unique struggles of being a writer.

Quote of the Day Tag

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Hey There everyone,

Its been a while since I posted anything, but I return now with an exciting new tag that I have been tagged in by: http://justkeepbrains.com/.

The challenge I have been tagged in is called ‘the quote of the day’ challenge which entails me to post three qoutes for three days and then tagging other bloggers to do the same!

You will have to excuse me if I mess up with this as this is my first tag and am not quite sure how to go about it but I will defiantly do my best!

The rules are pretty simple:

Post one qoute per day for three days and then tag another blogger to do the same!

So without further ado lets get this thing set into motion.

QUOTE 1:

Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.” – Tennesse Williams

I tag:

Samm Sanity: https://bloodlaceandfaeries.wordpress.com/

Herminia Chow –  http://gravatar.com/aspiringwriter22

Ok so thats my first qoute done for today and I will return with another tommorrow and more tags!

Have fun everyone!

Anxiety Writing

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Hi all

In today’s post I would like to write about Anxiety and Writing.

As we all know writing is beneficial in so many ways to the human system and is often used as a  therapeutic way to deal with life when going through hardships. I have to say that I write when my anxiety is soaring as it helps ground me and reminds me that I have my distraction and that is WRITING.

Without writing I would be a mess. Pure an simple. That’ the way of it.

I am lucky to have two creative outlets in my life:

1 my alternative lifestyle.

2 The fact that I write and enjoy writing.

Ever since I was a child I have written. From poetry to stories to attempted plays, all these things I have done from a young


age.

encourage all ages to write.

You Might Be a Writer If…

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Hilarious stuff!

So in depth and true!

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A lot of “stuff” has been going on in my life lately. Hard stuff. Heavy stuff. The kind of stuff that just makes me want to write massacre scenes….except I am so brain dead I had to google how to spell “massacre.”

Masicker? Missucker?

WHAT AM I DOING???? *breaks down sobbing*

I am supposed to be an adult an expert okay, maybe functionally literate. Fine, I give up! I have nothing left to saaaaayyyyyy. I am all out of woooords *builds pillow fort*.

I figured it’s time for a bit of levity. Heck, I need a good laugh. How about you guys?

We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us. Am I the only person who watches Discovery ID and critiques the killers?

You are putting the body THERE? Do you just WANT to go to prison? Why did you STAB…

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Unusual Author Names.

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Afternoon all,

So today I bring you post dedicated to unusual author names or to put it simpler, names of authors that I only thought fictitious

Just to clarify I have only stumbled across one so far but I am sure there are many more out there waiting to be uncovered!

When I find these however, I will dedicate another post to them!

For now there is one that intrigued me!

(1) Number one on my list is the enchanting Eowyn Ivey author of The Snow Child.

I was very surprised when I read her first name Eowyn. For those of you who don’t understand my surprise let me tell you that Eowyn was a name for a woman in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

I was taken aback and delighted at the same time as I always believed the name to be fictitious. To know that it is a real name made me smile as I always thought the name pretty.

More coming soon!