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Monday, June 7, 2010

Creator of Klutzy Kantor Visits Today

Jessica and I first met earlier on in our writing careers, well before we became fellow “angels” at Guardian Angel Publishing. Since then I have had the joy watch Jessica’s writing career flourish. So happy you are visiting and taking the time out to learn more about this fascinating woman. You will surely become inspired by her words.

DMc: To date what has been your most valuable marketing tool?


JK: Website’s that list unusual holidays & my blog that focuses on marketing lists all of the blogs & websites I use for other ideas.

DMc: You have created several niches as a writer of inspirational and Christian essays, children’s books, and inspirational/motivational/educational speaker. Which inspires you the most and why?


JK: Hmmm? My Christian articles require research and bible study which recharges my batteries for everything else.

DMc: How do you balance your array of talents and still find the time to be the go to source for Book Marketing Planning and Writing Prompt Creation?


JK: I follow a writing schedule and ignore everything else when the muse strikes. Being on a ventilator and a quadriplegic allows me not to cook, clean & take care of a husband and kids. Between you, me and your readers, I needed a vacation and liked it so much I’ve never joined “real life.”

DMc: Now onto your new release, Klutzy Kantor. What an ingenious character you have created. Please share with us your inspiration behind this lovable character.


JK: My CRAZY sister is a complete klutz, intelligent and lovable. She is “Klutzy Kantor”. A friend from India shared the impossible riddle. The leprechaun, rainbow, apples and the rest came from my wacky imagination.

DMc: What can we expect from you coming down the publishing pipeline?


JK: Klutzy Kantor has 2 more books in the series. All of these books are reluctant reader friendly, humorous, have character building themes and teacher guides. “Marta Gargantuan Wings” is the next book to be released. Marta is a Pegasus that looks like a mule with giant wings.

I have 8 picture books accepted by Guardian Angel Publishing.

DMc: A signature request I like to ask every author, illustrator, editor, etc., I interview is for the individual to share with us a tidbit form their lives that the reader will find either humorous or surprising. Jessica, can you please share one with us?


JK: I’m glad I became a legally blind ventilator-dependent quadriplegic and given the choice I would not change it. If I never had my stroke I would not have begun writing. If my disabilities disappeared my life would be totally different. I never sat still long enough to develop a strong relationship with God. I’m afraid if I was “normal” I might lose sight of the importance He plays in the world and my life.

I do have my “bad” days and weak moments when I wish my life were different, but that’s human. I don’t think anyone is completely content all of the time. For the most part I’m happy the way things are.

Be sure to visit Jessica at: http://www.jadaykennedy.com/

11 comments:

  1. What an inspirational interview. Knowing what I know as a nurse, I can appreciate why the author says she has some down days, but my she has accomplished so much. Great interview and thanks for sharing. Klutzy Kantor sounds like a fun book and so do the other books coming out soon.

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  2. Great interview, Donna; thanks for sharing.

    Jessica, you are certainly an inspiration with not only what you accomplish, but with your attitude. And, it's so true that disabilities usually have a way making us look at life differently and want/need a closer relationship with God.

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  3. Terrific interview of an exceptionally inspirational author, Donna. Jessica's comments definitely give me something to ponder. Can't wait to see her other books.

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  4. Donna, this is a wonderful interview with Aday. It's great to see this side of her and to realize how much she has accomplished. Thank you both for sharing.

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  5. Aday, I love your new book, "Klutzy Kantor." You have a great sense of humor which will delight kids everywhere. WOW, 8 books with GAP-I'm impressed.

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  6. We're up to 10 people. For every 13 that leave a comment or publicize the contest another prize is added. To see the possible prizes to choose from visit Klutzy Kantor's blog. http://klutzykantor.blogspot.com.

    Thanks for hosting me Donna & thanks to everyone for their nice comments.

    Blessings,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer
    Children's picture Book Klutzy Kantor
    Coming Soon Marta Gargantuan Wings

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  7. I reviewed yesterday's comments. There's a total of 13 original people in the drawing. That means at least 2 lucky winners.
    Blessings,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer
    Children's picture Book Klutzy Kantor
    Coming Soon Marta Gargantuan Wings

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  8. Wow, what an inspirational interview! Great job, ladies! I'm off to check out Jessica's link. :)

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  9. Thanks for dropping by.

    Blessings,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer
    Children's picture Book Klutzy Kantor
    Coming Soon Marta Gargantuan Wings
    Sign up for FREE ebooks at her website www.jadaykennedy.com
    Marketing tips, book reviews and author interviews http://jadaykennedy.blogspot.com
    Klutzy Kantor Character Blog http://klutzykantor.blogspot.com

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  10. I wanted to share my list of Favorite Books for Reluctant Boy Readers Grades 3-5th at http://www.pragmaticmom.com/?page_id=1899

    Pragmatic Mom
    Type A Parenting for the Modern World

    http://PragmaticMom.com
    I blog on children's literature, education and parenting

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  11. KLUTZY KANTOR Drawing winners
    And the Winners Are.....................

    1. Cheryl C. Malandrinos
    2. Margot Finke
    3. Kathy Stemke
    4. Suzanne Drazic
    Drop me an email at aday@jadaykennedy.com with your top 4 choices of prizes.

    Aday

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