All right . . . I know all of you are anxious about the WINNER of the GIVEAWAY! But first things come first. Right now I have an incredible young woman to introduce you to, my dear friend who helped make this giveaway possible.
Readers, meet Katlyn Hanna. She’s going to tell you a little bit about herself:
My name is Katlyn Grace, author of Rosepetalsandfaith. I’m a dreamer from a small town in West Virginia. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ and Him dying so that everyone could live. I’m quite a lover of photography; I like to capture life’s moments and treasure them for life. I’m also into makeup, fashion, home cooking and baking. I love to try something new every once and a while. But something I have come to love is giving advice to others and sharing the love of Christ. I love being able to sit down with a cup of coffee and write something that I would like to think would help someone along life’s way. It’s neat to think of it that way. You’re my friend, and I warmly welcome you along on this journey! The point of my blog, Rosepetalsandfaith, is to help inspire anyone from kids to teens to adults. My personal message and what I hope everyone knows is that they’re beautiful, that they have a purpose on this earth. I want everyone to know that they are uniquely created by an amazing God.
- Website: rosepetalsandfaith.weebly.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/rosepetalsandfaith
- Facebook: facebook.com/rosepetalsandfaith
- Youtube: youtube.com/c/KatlynGrace
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/rosepetalsandfaith
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that we’re all properly acquainted, let’s get started with the interview.
Katlyn Grace, I am so excited to have you on the blog today! You can only image my excitement when I realized that another Christian author, blogger, and photographer lives in the same county as me! Small world, is it not? So I have a few questions for you, Katlyn. Here we go!
Question: I love your blog (rosepetalsandfaith.weebly.com). Can you tell us what inspired such a cute name?
Answer: Thank you so much! For Christmas in 2016 I received a laptop. I loved the idea of starting a blog with it! I remember going to my mom with the idea. I wanted a name that would portray my faith, but at the same time portray girly things as well. That’s when my mom came up with Rosepetalsandfaith. From then, it has always stuck. I think Rosepetalsandfaith suits my blog well. I could not imagine it being anything else!
Question: When did you first discover your calling to be a writer? What was your initial reaction?
Answer: I believe I was in either 10th or 11th grade. I remember reading The O’Malley Series by Dee Henderson (which I highly suggest!) and something just sparked in me. I had never read a book, let alone series, that had spiritually moved me like that. I suddenly started having strong feelings for the idea of writing a book. I wanted (still do) to be able to inspire and help others in the way that Henderson had for me. I remember loving my creative writing assignments, and I still do. I started asking God to give me something, because I had no clue how I could write a book. I did not feel like I could even come up with a plot. I was definitely shocked at my sudden urge to be a writer. A few weeks passed, and God laid in my lap three different books for a series. I was overwhelmed. Of course, like all of us do, I wanted to be sure it was God’s will. I started praying about it and sure enough, God started showing me all kinds of signs. I pray I can follow through with the Lord’s will!
Question: Do you find more enjoyment in writing your own book, or reading someone else’s?
Answer: This is a tough one. I have an addiction to reading other’s books, haha! Although, I’d have to say, I love creating my own book. Sometimes other’s books can disappoint you and let you down, so I love coming up with my own ideas, if that makes sense. I still love reading, though. Haha!
Question: Describe your writing process. Do you feel more comfortable with a detailed outline, or do you enjoy letting your imagination work as you go?
Answer: I like to have a general idea of my story plot. Most of the time I know the beginning and the end. I do give myself room for new ideas and things that might inspire me along the way.
Question: Can you share a little bit about your faith?
Answer: I have been raised in a Christian home my entire life. I thank God for that. I was young when I gave my heart to God, but when I got to be around the age of 13-14, I realized that faith was not just a one-way street. That is when I started truly placing my faith and trust in God. I started to live for Him and share Him with others. It became a relationship.
Question: What are your other favorite hobbies?
Answer: I love photography! Being able to capture life’s little moments not only for me, but for others is so special. I love to play the piano. I also love working on do it yourself projects, things like water coloring, painting, and building fun little projects are always entertaining!
Question: Easy one. Coffee or tea?
Answer: Coffee for sure! Caramel Macchiatos with extra caramel drizzle are your girl’s weakness! Although, I love tea, I normally only drink it hot in the winter.
Thank you so much, Katlyn, for answering all of the questions! You are truly an amazing young woman, with a future as bright as the sun. The sky is your limit!