I’m kicking off the week with a post from Kay Kauffman, another author with a strong line in extending a helping hand to fellow indie authors. There are so many of you it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling and a whole sackful of other clichés just thinking about it 🙂 Take it away, Kay!
Worth the Challenge
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Writing poems can be hard,
E’en when you know what to do.
But I wouldn’t have it
Any other way.
The challenge is what makes it
Worth doing at the end of the day.
The challenge is where
All the fun lies,
No matter how many times while
I’m writing I say otherwise.
After all, if one does not struggle,
One cannot grow,
A lesson I’ve learned often,
Much to my woe.
But practice makes perfect,
And so I will try
To improve my poor verses
Till the day that I die.
And look at that –
What do you know?
I’ve created a poem about poetry,
And it’s not a total fiasco!
As a girl, Kay dreamed of being swept off her feet by her one true love. At the age of 24, it finally happened…and he’s never let her forget it. A mild-mannered secretary by day and a determined word-wrangler by night, she battles the twin evils of distraction and procrastination in order to write fantastical tales of wuv…twue wuv…with a few haiku thrown in for good measure.
The author of Tuesday Daydreams: A Journal in Verse and A Song for All Seasons: A Journal in Verse, Kay is currently hard at work on the first book in a fantasy trilogy. She resides in the midst of an Iowa corn field with her devoted husband and his mighty red pen; four crazy, cute kids; and an assortment of adorably small, furry animals.
Tuesday Daydreams captures the life and imagination of the author in vivid detail, touching on joy and loss, life’s everyday hassles, and the many faces of Mother Nature. A Song for All Seasons paints vivid pictures of the Iowa landscape in all its glory, in addition to intimate portraits of family life. From frost-covered windowpanes and snowy vistas to rolling green fields and bright blue skies, each poem is a peek into a fading world of untamed beauty.
If you’d like to pick up your own copy of Tuesday Daydreams or A Song for All Seasons, you can find them at Amazon, Amazon UK, Createspace, Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.
Care to save her from the chaos? You can find Kay in the all the usual places:
At her blog, where she shares random pictures and silly poems; on Facebook, where she shares things about cats and books; on Twitter, where she shares whatever pops into her head; on Pinterest, where she shares delicious recipes and images from her fantasy world; on Instagram, where she shares pictures of pretty sunsets; and on Tumblr, where she shares all of the above.
I thoroughly recommend a visit to Kay’s blog—it’s full of interesting things. Especially if you like books. And cats 🙂
Since Kay was too modest to post her Amazon links I’ll do it for her
12 thoughts on “Meet Kay Kauffman”
Well done Kay. Wishing you much success with all your books. Enjoyed your poem. Thanks Jane for hosting Kay. xx
Thanks, Jane! I’m glad you enjoyed it – it was a lot of fun to write. 🙂
I could tell. 🙂
Yay! Indeed. 🙂
It’s always a pleasure to have interesting guests on my blog 🙂
And it’s a pleasure to be here! 🙂
One of the advantages of not being rich and famous is that we can still rub shoulders with genuinely nice people. I’m sure the more successful you get the more sycophants you have to deal with, not to mention the hate mail! Give me failure any day 🙂
Probably. Though I would hope that even the more successful people still get to rub elbows with genuinely nice (and genuine) people (you know, just in case I become one of them someday). 🙂
If you do, don’t forget to give me a plug now and again 🙂
You got it! 😀