Welcome to the May book tour!
This month my guest is Kathy Stemke, author of
“Moving Through All Seven Days"
Enjoy her interview!
1. Where are you from?
I’m originally from
2. When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing poetry when I was a teenager to express all those new feelings and frustrations.
3. What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was an anthology of poems and photography. I’ve always liked using mixed mediums to express myself.
Sure, here’s one entitled, “An Empty Stage.”
Coiled torso frozen on an empty stage,
a living sculpture trapped and placed
with no gown of tulle to hide her age
but with weeping knees below her waist.
Framed in light her insides groan
with pent up passion poised for release,
she now waits long and alone
for rhythm to carry her into peace.
But I remember her unencumbered
prance, so light for one who was held down
by unfulfilled dreams remembered,
floating above her tattered gown.
5. Would you ever consider publishing your poetry?
Yes, in fact, I want to publish a whole book of dance poems someday.
6. What, in your opinion, is the most important element of good writing?
Imagination. A book has to be different to get the attention of the public. It must also have lots of unexpected surprises.
7. Why should someone buy your book, “Moving Through All Seven Days?”
This book not only teaches the days of the week but how to spell each day as well. The illustrations are colorful and are full of action. Children will be inspired to explore all types of movements as they have fun learning.
8. If you could leave your readers with one legacy, what would you want it to be?
Pursue your dreams! It’s sad, but I know so many extremely talented people who never tried to follow their dreams. I’ve found that if you have passion and
persistence, you will succeed at accomplishing many things. One thing leads to another. Just never give up!
Visit Kathy at
http://educationtipster.blogspot.com Education tips and book reviews
http://kathystemke.weebly.com Kathy Stemke’s website
More about Kathy this Sunday!
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