I'm thrilled to feature this new series from one of my favorite authors, Kathleen Y'Barbo. Welcome, Kathleen. As an author, I know it takes a lot of people to birth each book. Who were the people involved in the birthing of this book, and what were their contributions?
My husband Robert was a huge help in bringing this book to completion. From the beginning, he listened while I plotted. Later he read chapters and marked up the pages. Now he acts as head cheerleader and publicist as he gets the word out about the new release.
If you teach or speak. What’s coming up on your calendar?
A few upcoming speaking engagements include the
Tulsa chapter of RWA, the Oklahoma Writers Association,
and a keynote address and workshops for the Inspirational Writers Alive in . Full details on
these and the rest of my upcoming events can be found on my website at
If you had to completely start over in another place, where would you move, and why?
Funny you should ask since I did just that in 2011 when I moved from
Houston to after my marriage. Tulsa
And all of us, your friends, were so happy for you and Bobby. If you could only tell aspiring novelists one thing, what would it be?
Never let the devil steal the joy of writing from you. Once lost, that spark of wonder when words hit the page or ideas come to mind is hard to recover. Yes, writing is a business, but when it becomes more about the business than the love of allowing the Lord to use your gifts then look out.
You’ve been asked to be in charge of a celebrity cruise. Who would you ask to take part, and why? (AS in what program, singers, etc. [it doesn’t have to be writing related])
I’m torn between worship music from my favorites such as Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, and Third Day or a rockin’ Motown theme. How about both? :D
I'd sure book on that cruise. Tell us about the featured book.
Veterinarian Eric Wilson is confounded by the classified ad his three young daughters have placed. The handsome widower is not in the market for a bride! But when the story of his little matchmakers hits the papers, would-be brides start swamping his waiting room. Despite them all, Eric finds himself drawn to the temp worker at the classifieds office: adorable free spirit Amy Spencer. Amy's been running for a while, and it's time she planted roots. Together, can Amy and Eric realize that trusting in God's plan is the sweetest surrender of all?
Please give us the first page of the book.
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Where can we find you on the Internet?
Happy New Year to you, Kathleen. Thanks for helping me start the year with a bang.
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Daddy's Little Matchmakers (Love Inspired)
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