I'm the author of over forty novels as well as several nonfiction titles. I've won multiple awards and have more than one million books in print.
What or who made the biggest influence on you wanting to become a writer?
First my parents bought a set of Encyclopedia Britannicas then my paternal grandfather gifted me with a dictionary at the age of ten. That was just the beginning of my love of words.
What was the first book you ever wrote about and was it ever published?
The first book I wrote was not published, though I used the research to much later write three other novels that were: Beloved Castaway, Beloved Captive, and Beloved Counterfeit.
Do you have any writing habits that people might find unusual?
Is anything really unusual about a writer? LOL! I like to have a candle burning when I write and there needs to be copious amounts of iced tea or Diet Dr Pepper around.
Do you have a favorite character or one that is especially close to your heart?
Sam from Major League Dad is a direct copy of my son Jacob, so I'd have to say that guy captured my heart most of all.
What is the best gift you have ever received and who gave it to you?
Is it corny to say salvation? It's a free gift from the Lord that I base everything else on.
What is something that you have always wanted to do, but just haven't gotten around to it yet?
The Bucket List grows almost daily, so there are a whole bunch of good answers to this question. If pressed to choose one, I'd have to say that I'm looking forward to the day when I can buy my husband a tractor and a pile of dirt. Don't ask.
What is your all-time favorite book?
Other than yourself, who is your favorite author?
I'd have to go with the One who wrote the Bible.
If a TV show was based on your life, what would the theme song be and why?
Theme from the Brady Bunch? Cheaper by the Dozen?
I love to read or put the top down on my red Mini Cooper and drive-or ride along while my husband does the driving.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Night owl, definitely.
I'm loving a bunch of shows right now: Castle, Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory. As for movies, the best one I've seen lately is the new version of True Grit.
If you had the opportunity to go anywhere you wanted, at anytime in history, where would you go and why?
I think I'd pick a random day sometime in early 1975. My husband knows why.
Where can people connect with you online?
www.kathleenybarbo.com or on Twitter and Facebook
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