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Interview with Author Kimberly Payne

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I’m trilled to bring Kimberly Payne back to my blog. I’ve previously interviewed with her Fit for Faith – a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Last year, she was my guest with her  Trees of the Book, a 26 page children’s activity book about the trees in the Bible. As the mother of younger children, I LOVE that one. Now she’s here promoting her devotional photo journal about her trip to the Holy Land. I’m so intrigued by her branching out to photo devotionals! I hope you check it out and are blessed in some way by her journey. Please enjoy this interview as much as I have.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m an author who is reinventing herself as an authorpreneur. I’m venturing into sharing my books in other formats such as podcasts, webinars, and teleseminars. I have many interests including walking/hiking, photography, reading, and writing.

My_Journey_to_the_Holy_Land_CoverTell us about your current release.

My latest release is a devotional photo journal inspired by my 10-day trip to Israel with my mom. It combines my faith and photography into a short devotional. http://amzn.to/17GTCpg

Who was your first Screen/Musical Crush?

I was head-over-heels in love with Michael J. Fox. I loved his character in Family Ties and also in Back to the Future. He was the only star that I actually wrote a fan letter but he never responded. He broke my young heart.

What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?

A prayer walk. Getting out into the great outdoors, moving my body, and getting my blood flowing while talking with God is the best way for me. God never disappoints to clear any blocks I’m experiencing.

Have you always wanted to write a book?

I’ve kept my goal-planning records from many years ago and one of my “bucket list” goals was to write a children’s book. I’m excited to report that I’ve surpassed that goal with three children’s activity books published in the last few years: Trees of the Book-Learning from God’s Creation, Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation, and Super Simple Animal Crafts.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Never, never, never give up. Some days, weeks, and even years can be discouraging but if you keep moving forward one step at a time, you will reach your goal.

KimberleyPayneWhat is your preferred method of writing? (computer, pen & paper, etc.)

I write my devotionals with pen and paper, but all other writing is done on the computer. Editing is always done on the computer.

What is your inspiration for writing?

My Father God. He is the source of all my creative ideas. He deposits inspiration into my thoughts in the most unlikely places.

Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever had a great writing idea?

I actually get a lot of devotional thoughts when I’m snowmobiling with my husband. Last year, I collected a number of these articles together into a short devotional called Think Snow.

Website/Blog: http://www.kimberleypayne.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KimberleyPayne.Author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitForFaith

Amazon page: http://bit.ly/AmazonPayneAuthorPage

My Journey to the Holy Land: http://amzn.to/17GTCpg

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Interview: Author Kimberly Payne & Giveaway!

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance.

Any of you who have ever followed me on Hallee the Homemaker know that two things are of great interest to me: spiritual health and physical health.  I was so excited to interview her last year with her Fit for Faith, which is all about spiritual AND physical health.

Her most recent publication is Trees of the Book is a 26 page children’s activity book, #1 in the Science & Faith Matters Series. It explores the trees discussed in the Bible in a way that is both fun and informative for children ages 7-9. I LOVE Biblical science, and her upcoming release is Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation, a children’s activity book that features more than 40 animals mentioned in the Bible and little-known facts about each! I am going to get this entire collection for my 5 & 7 year-old sons.

Kimberly is also giving away a copy of Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation ( http://amzn.to/1hoCogt ) to one commenter on this post! Thank you, Kimberly!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am an author and speaker living in Canada. In March 2013, I released my first children’s book in the Science and Faith Matters series, called Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation, a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories.( http://amzn.to/1hoCogt )

Kimberley Payne (2) 2. Tell us about your current release.

I’m working on the second book in the series, Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation, a children’s activity book that features more than 40 animals mentioned in the Bible and little-known facts about each. It’s ideal for 6 to 9 year olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 1-3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life.

The book is still in manuscript form and I am hoping to bring the project to life with the direct support of friends, colleagues and family. Backers who pledge a minimum of $15 through Kickstarter will receive an autographed copy of Adam’s Animals.

3. If you knew ahead of time your book would benefit only one person on their spiritual journey, would you still write it?

Absolutely!  It’s a book that’s been on my heart for many years. I’d love for it to make a difference for many children, but if it helps only one child grow closer to God, I’d be thrilled.

 4. Do you feel pressured to compromise your standards in order to reach a larger audience or be more successful?

That is one of the reasons I’ve chosen to self-publish. I don’t need to compromise my standards and can create the product I feel God’s placed on my heart.

Trees of the book5. How do you push past the fear of your writing being average and be bold enough to sell it to a publisher(or agent or audience if you self publish)?

Prayer! I pray and I ask for prayer from other writers and my church family. I don’t think I could be in this creative world without the protection of prayer.

6. What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?

A good nap! I find that as I start to drift into the sleep stage, my mind is flooded with ideas. When I wake I’m refreshed and ready to write again.

 7. What inspired you to start writing, or did you always want to write?

I can’t not write. I started writing as a child journalling my travels and writing in a diary. I wrote poems as a teenager and stories to entertain my girlfriends. As an adult, I keep a journal where I can write about my day and process my world.

 8. How did you determine whether to self-publish or seek a traditional publisher?

I lack patience and so have always resented the long waits and timelines of traditional publishing. I self-published because it fit my own schedule.

1 Fit for Faith Cover9. Have you always wanted to write a book?

Yes, it’s been on my “bucket list” since I was young. Although my first books were for women, I always wanted to write a children’s book.

 9.What is your preferred method of writing? (computer, pen & paper, etc.)

I like both. I usually start with pen and paper – writing in my journal – to flesh out my ideas. Then I move to the computer where it’s easy for me to cut and paste.

Author Links

Website: http://www.kimberleypayne.com

Blog: http://www.scienceandfaithmatters.wordpress.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KimberleyPayne.Author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitForFaith

Kickstarter Campaign:  Short url for easy sharing: http://kck.st/19NBYR6

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Interview: Kimberley Payne

Welcome to Readers Write to Know Wednesday!  I have always been interested in both physical fitness and spiritual fitness, so I am so excited to introduce to you Kimberley Payne, the author of Fit for Faith – 7 weeks to improved spiritual and physical health, a book that takes the reader on a journey to improve BOTH physical and spiritual health.  Please enjoy reading her answers to your questions.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am married with two teenagers living in the country. I work two part-time jobs, and write during the blank spaces in my day-timer. I love to walk the country roads and gain inspiration from nature. I’ve written a novel, three devotionals and a non-fiction workbook.

Tell us about your current release.

Fit for Faith – 7 weeks to improved spiritual and physical health is a workbook that takes readers on a journey to better health. In addition to learning about the three components of fitness – cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching – the reader’s relationship with God will be strengthened through daily prayer, Scripture reading and daily journal writing.

What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?

Walk. A country block takes about 30 minutes to walk around and by the time I return home, I am ready to sit and write again.

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