Wednesday, January 06, 2016

PEACE - Kathy Taylor - One Free Coloring Journal

Dear Readers, I don’t know if you’re aware of the new interest in coloring books for adults. I was really glad for this “new” thing. I’ve always loved to color, and for years of my adulthood, you could buy coloring books with pretty things to color, but not so much the last decade. When I had my knee-replacement surgery last year, I had printed up some sample coloring pages for adults to take to rehab with me. People say that coloring is a good way to relax, and it filled some of my downtime at rehab. Since then, I’ve bought several of the coloring books. I even bought one that has graphic plates from Godey’s Ladies Book, a fashion magazine in the last half of the 19th Century. Since I write novels set in that era, I’ve enjoyed coloring in that book, and it’s even research.

Today’s interview is with a woman who created a coloring journal. I think you’ll like meeting her.

Welcome, Kathy. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
As a recovering perfectionist, comparison junkie, and worthiness doubter, I am so grateful to God for choosing, redeeming, and adopting me into His family and constantly reminding me that He loves me just the way I am, and He also loves me way too much to let me stay that way.

I so agree with that, Kathy. Tell us about your family.
I have been married for 22 years to Tim Taylor. He was in the Air Force for 22 years and we were blessed to live overseas in Germany and England. We have a 20-year old son who attends TCU. Our daughter is 18, and she is eager to attend University of Missouri next year.

Have you written other nonfiction books?
I am a co-author in Dare to Be a Difference Maker. It’s a collection of inspiring and motivational stories of individuals who have made a difference in the world.

That sounds interesting, too. Do you have any other books in the works right now?
Yes, although it may be a while before it comes out because God is really working on me in the process. I’ve not quite decided if it will be fiction or non-fiction, but it will be about identity, spiritual freedom, and living the life worthy of our calling.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I am a horse lover to my very core. I have 4 of them that I partner with to help people hear God more clearly so they know, love, and accept who they are and replace lies and deceptions with Truth.

I also love to read. I am usually reading about 4 books at any one time.

Why did you write the featured book?
I feel kind of shallow admitting this, but the truth is that I saw a webinar about it, thought it was a REALLY cool idea, this coloring for adults, and thought to myself, “I can do that!” So I did. J

I knew I wanted to include scripture and reading scripture makes me want to journal, so I added that part in there, too.

That’s what makes your book so unique. Since this is a different kind of nonfiction book, what do you want the reader to take away from the book?
I want people to leave having had an experience with God—for them to have felt His power and His presence. It’s a great way to spend quiet time.

Is there anything you’d like to tell my readers about you or your book?
I speak and conduct workshops about identity, hearing God, and building spiritual confidence at churches, conferences, small groups, and colleges.

How can my readers get a copy of your book?
It’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Since it’s a coloring book, there is not an e-book available, but you can download a free coloring page at my website,

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?

Thank you, Kathy, for sharing your special book with my blog readers. I'm sure they'll all want one.

Readers, here’s a link to the book. By using it when you order, you help support this blog.
Peace: A Coloring Journal for Adults

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Anonymous said...

would love to win. angela in KY

Connie said...

I am relearning the joy of coloring through my 22 month old granddaughter so I would love Kathy's journal.
Connie from KY

Wendy Newcomb said...

I have not tried the adult coloring but my daughter and granddaughter do them, I may have to give it a try. For several years now I have done the adult dot-to-dot books and love them, the only downfall is the small numbers but I'm getting new glasses so maybe that will help.

Wendy in FL

wfnren at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this for my mom. She's always got tons of stress and this sort of thing helps her a lot.
J.C. -Indiana-

Melanie Backus said...

I have always loved coloring and the fact that adults now have their own coloring books....Great!

Melanie Backus, TX

BJM said...

I would like to get back into coloring.

Kathy Taylor said...

Hi! This is Kathy, the creator of the book. It's great to see so many of you are interested in coloring. It's as good for us as it is for the kids. It is a stress-reliever for sure. I've been told that the same parts of your brain are activated when you color as when you pray. How cool is that?
I wish you could ALL win!

Linda Kish said...

I'm sure you remember when coloring was popular for adults last in the 70s-early 80s. We used the markers and made posters as well. I'm glad it's back again. It's so good for the psyche.
I'd love to win.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

Oh, I've been seeing how popular coloring for adults is becoming and it looks like so much fun! I'd really enjoy this book.
Beth from IA

mongupp said...

I'd love to colour this book.
Monica, Ontario

Mary Preston said...

What a fabulous idea for a book. I love it.

Mary P


Robin in NC said...

So grateful for God's acceptance & love!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year!
Robin in Raleigh, NC
RW620 AT aol DOT com

Raechel said...

This was a lovely interview and a splendid give-away - thank you!!
Raechel in MN

Loraine Nunley said...

I love coloring and I am excited to see the additional of a journal with it. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Loraine in TX

Tamela Maxim said...

I just took a look
At your wonderful book
The reviews are just fab
And, I can't wait to grab
One for me, some for friends
Hope the best person wins
But, no matter who does
I will buy just because
It's my choice to acquire
Books that charm and inspire

Tammie Edington Shaw said...

I love to color and love this trend. Sounds like a wonderful book.

kam110476 said...

Hi Kathy & Lena! I've been coloring in adult coloring books for over 10 years and have always loved it and am so excited to hear I can now journal & color at the same time with Peace! Now I know what I'll be buying my sisters and bffs for birthdays & Christmas!
Kristen in OK
kam110476 at gmail dot com

Bonnie Engstrom said...

I would love to win this book for my daughter. She has started coloring as a stress relief from the difficult divorce she is going through. She is also a woman of deep faith, so I know she would love Peace. What a great concept - coloring book with Scripture. If I don't win it, I will definitely buy it for her.

Bonnie in AZ

Kim Amundsen said...

I discover adult coloring books over thanksgiving and I am just loving them. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom. NOrth Platte Nebraska

Karen Hadley said...

I thought this was a genius idea. I've always loved to color and would love to win this. karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth Gillihan said...

I love to color! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Abigail Richmond said...

I used to love coloring! My Fiancé's little brother has just taken up coloring and loves it. What Melenie Backus said is about exactly what I would have said. Thanks. Please enter me.
Blanch, NC

Brenda Arrington said...

I learned of adult coloring books when my daughter received one on her birthday. I have since learned more about them. I think I would like to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win and for the great interview.
Brenda in VA

Kathy Taylor said...

I'm so excited that so many of you are already coloring! There was an article about it on CNN and a report on NPR. Honestly, I love the journal part, too! It's a great way to start my day, eng it, or do my quiet time!

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Oh, what a great giveaway! I started coloring last year as a stress reliever and it has helped me tremendously. Thanks so much for the giveaway. :)

Anna Hurtt from FL

Kathy Taylor said...

If you want to start coloring with God now, you can download a FREE coloring page at

Lourdes said...

Funny just this week I have seen more things pertaining to Adult coloring than ever before. I think its something I would like to try.

Lourdes in Long Island, NY

Kathy Taylor said...

Hi Connie,
So glad you are enjoying some special time with a special girl through coloring.

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Kathy Taylor said...

Hi Wendy,
I hope you get some new glasses--and some new colored pencils! :)

Kathy Taylor said...
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Kathy Taylor said...

Hi Mary! It sure would be fun if the coloring book made it to Oz!

Kathy Taylor said...

Thank you for your support, Kristen. I have been so encouraged by how the coloring journals have blessed people. Since getting back to the regular routine after Christmas and running into my regular people, the stories have been so great to hear!

Kathy Taylor said...

Bonnie, I am sorry to hear about your daughter's difficulties. I pray she will experience God's presence and peace.

Kathy Taylor said...
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Kathy Taylor said...

Tamela, how CLEVER you are! May I share this on my FB page?

Kathy Taylor said...

Thank you, Raechel. Come on over and visit sometime. I'm on FB at Kathy K Taylor.
(All of you are welcome, BTW!) :)

abbasprincess said...

This is such a pretty book I'm sure its awesome

Beth S. said...

My daughter and I love adult coloring books! Thank you for the giveaway!
Beth S.
West Salem, IL

Patsy said...

I love colorong books!

From Mississippi

Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win this.Thanks for the chance.Jackie Tessnair N.C.

Melissa Oldaker said...

Would love to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway.

Melissa in NC

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this for my sister and myself!

-Melissa M. in TN