About Kaitlyn Jain:
Kaitlyn Jain is a world traveler and dedicated mom to her four young children. She has visited over 25 countries and nearly all 50 states, dragging her kids wherever she can. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be You and is the author of Passports and Pacifiers.
What inspires you to write?
Life! My travels. My kids. Reading other authors' work. We all have stories to share and I love sharing my story and encouraging others to travel with their kids.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I love travel writers, non-fiction, and historical fiction writers who teach me something while entertaining me – like Bill Bryson, Isabelle Allende, and many others. Follow me on Goodreads!
Tell us about your writing process.
Since I'm writing travel humor, the first step is planning the trip. While on our trip, I keep a journal and all receipts. Upon return, I convert to a story and go through to make sure it flows and add in lessons learned and anecdotes for balance.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't be afraid to share your story. Join a writing group and hire an editor and optimize your book.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I've always wanted to write a book but wasn't sure what story to tell. After traveling to Scandinavia with our four small children, for less than a trip to Disneyworld, I realized that I had something special that I could share with others. Once the story was written (and edited, edited, edited), I decided to publish on Amazon and also on Ingram Spark via the suggestion of my cover designer.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm an optimistic person by nature, but I truly think it's great. Coming from the news industry, I do recognize that things will change. People love audio books and maybe video books in the future. I love a physical book but can't deny the convenience of a digital book on my phone while trying to get a kid to sleep!
What genres do you write?: Parenting, travel, memoir
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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