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Interview with author Kathy McKinsey: New Release: All My Tears


Five women search for God’s hope through sorrow and deep troubles.

Meet five women who struggle with life’s deep sorrows. Beth fights to recover from alcoholism and to mend her relationships with her family. Ann doesn’t believe God will forgive her. Kathleen wrestles with a years-old fear and with saving her marriage. Cassie needs to learn to deal with chronic depression. Martie finds herself the single parent of the eight-year-old niece she barely knows when the child’s parents die in a car wreck.

See how God gives them the gifts of hope, healing, and love.

Purchase Link: All My Tears

Time for the Interview! 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions on the blog today, Kathy!


What is your favorite aspect of being an author?

As much as I sometimes struggle to make myself sit down and write, I really do enjoy the bare mechanics of building and fleshing out a story.


If you could travel anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?

My husband Murray has visited Washington D.C. twice and has told me details about the fascinating museums and the heart-stopping war memorials. I’d like to go with him on the third trip and visit some of these places. And maybe the White House.


What is a typical writing day for you?

I like to get up a little early, so I can read the bible while the house is quiet. I’ve never found a particular time of the day which works best for me to write. So I like to split up the day, interspersing other tasks with different writing jobs—editing and critiquing for other writers; writing a blog; working on a magazine article; editing a finished story or working on a new one.


If you could pick one famous person to read and promote your book, who would you pick and why?

Jan Karon. I have been so moved and delighted by her deep and warm Mitford stories. It would be such an honor for her to enjoy my work.


What is the inspiration behind your writing journey?

I became a Christian when I was seventeen. I’ve had some great times of growth, but I’ve also fallen low during my Christian walk. Sometimes I felt that I was only holding onto God by my thumbnails. I have come to realize that truly, God was always holding tight to me, ready to lift me up when I was ready to turn back to him.

My goal is to write stories showing God’s loving mercy and grace to Christians who have stumbled and want to return to God.

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