Kassi Pontious is the author of the Christian teenage and young adult books, You’re Enough Series. Kassi wrote the You’re Enough Series, beginning with You’re Strong Enough to help struggling teenagers and young adults who come from dysfunctional families and who feel lost and confused. Her goal is to help her readers to find a way to cope, to forgive, to believe, and to trust again. Kassi is a graduate of the LDS Christian church missionary program and a leader of Christian youth groups. Kassi has studied religion extensively, including four years at seminary and three years at Orem Institute of Religion. She served an eighteen-month mission in North Carolina, leading a group of fifty sister missionaries.
Kassi understands what it is like to be from a divorced and dysfunctional family. Her parents divorced when she was four and she lived with six different families during her childhood. She works with kids that come from divorced and dysfunctional families, teaching them how to cope, and maximize their potential despite their challenging home lives. Kassi is married and has four beautiful children. She runs a successful real estate brokerage firm in Alpine Utah. She loves hiking, playing sports, geo caching, and swimming.
What inspires you to write?
I was inspired to share my experiences and beliefs about the purpose of life and living ones true potential because of the much need direction the youth need in this day and age.
Tell us about your writing process.
I actually use dragon dictation to share my thoughts and ideas. I then go back and edit, edit, edit. I feel I receive more inspiration when I speak on dragon dictation at the beginning then if I were to just sit at the computer and write.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Start with an outline. Then explore you main ideas and research (if a non-fiction book) to insure your accuracy. Once you have explored and researched then write from your heart. Share personal experience to bring your truths to life. Dig deep and be open to what comes to your mind. Then edit, edit, edit.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self-published. I felt if my book was good then a publisher will come to me especially being a first time author. I personally didn’t want to receive rejection letters because the publishers have not heard of me nor did I want someone to try and discourage me from using my own voice. Self-publishing was easy using create space.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have plans of publishing more books and whether I use a traditional publisher or not depends on how my first book does with self-publishing.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
Chrsitian inspirational, self help, religion and inpirational
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print