About Catharine LJ Parks:
Catharine Leona Joy Minter Parks was born in Chatham Ontario to a Canadian mother and an American father. Her early childhood was spent in the church growing up under a strict upbringing but at an early age started to desire more. With an adventuresome spirit she would join her brother in escaping the house after bedtime and going downtown with him to dances, plays, and movies, to enjoy all the things that her religious parents denied her.
Catharine's love of words started from early childhood when she would make up fictitious words and songs. In 1983, she was gifted with song writing and recorded several songs of her own, as well as the song, Proud to be Canadian in 1991.
On January 25, 2007, she published her first devotional, A Glimpse of the Cross, on the Mustard Seed Ministries Site based on a vision. Fate Magazine published Cliffhanger in Nov. 2007 a dream turned into reality. In June 2015, she published Heaven Sent Signs and Wonders stories based on supernatural events. A Collection of Short Stories was published on April 24, 2016. In January 2016, she published 'Eye Rings: How to Decrease Eye Floaters, a personal account with this disorder. For the Shattered Soul: Dealing with the Pain Within was published in July 2016.
What inspires you to write?
My life experiences have inspired me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am definitely an outliner. I use the good old fashion pen to start my outline. I create character sketches during my writing.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Haven't started writing Fiction but will soon.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write your experiences down it is the only way. If you do not start writing your experiences when they happen you can go back later and do so.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I like the fact that I can keep 70% of my royalties. This way you also have control over your cover.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That for writers that it only gets better for self publishers. I can't see self publishing getting harder, now that we have broken the surface how can we go back to traditional publishing. There is a lot of help out there now, you just have to find the perfect fit for you.
What genres do you write?: Inspirational
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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