Monday, June 7, 2010
Creator of Klutzy Kantor Visits Today
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/