Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Today's Q&A Author: Karen Hammond

Today we have author Karen Hammond visiting us. She is a lifelong freelance writer who resides on an island off the coast of Maine.

How long have you been writing essays?  

I’ve been writing essays for a number of years, but especially for the last ten years or so.

When and where was your first essay published?

Many years ago I had essays published in newspapers and magazines, but my first essays in major publications were in Family Circle and Woman’s Day.

How did it feel when you discovered your essay had been chosen for inclusion in this book?

It’s always a pleasure to have my work appreciated and validated.

Tell us a bit about the essay published Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart. What is it about and why did you write it?

On the surface, my essay is about spending a day with my father, but like most essays, it has a deeper meaning – in this case, that love is often shown best by what we do rather than by what we say.

What does it mean to you to be published in this anthology?
The anthology is a nice idea and I look forward to reading the other essays.

Do you have any words of wisdom to share with someone who says "I don't have anything to write about."?

If you’ve ever been a child, you have more things to write about than you’ll ever have time to accomplish.

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