About Kathalynn Turner Davis:
Kathalynn Turner Davis is a life coach, psychotherapist, certified Sedona Method coach, high performance specialist and workshop leader, as well as an actress and writer.
Kathalynn has studied both Eastern and Western philosophies and teachings. She has traveled the globe to meet with many of the world-renowned teachers, swamis’ avatars. In addition to her long psychotherapist and coaching practice, she has a body of work in film, television and theater.
She is a graduate of Manhattanville College with a major in World Religion, as well as a masters (MSW) from Columbia University. Her life coaching certification is from New York University.
What inspires you to write?
My motivation to write Kiss Me Swami was initially sparked after a therapy session wherein I shared a few anecdotes from my Hollywood days.
Once I got started, I began to really enjoy the process, and I received so much support and encouragement from others, which helped keep me momentum going. The book's title, Kiss Me Swami, was inspired by a dream I had about an encounter Hindu master.
The purpose of mine is to entertain people, obviously, but I also hope that by sharing my journey I will help people rectify their pasts and let go of old resentments and beliefs that hold them back, the way I am always striving to do.
Tell us about your writing process.
Because Kiss Me Swami is a memoir, the characters and events already existed. It was more attune to transcribing than inventing. I used my memories for the outline and went from there.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be patient, stay with it, and don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Also, trust the value of what you have to say. Often throughout this journey I wanted to throw my computer against the wall and quit. I wondered if there was any point at all in telling my story- would anyone even care? It's natural to feel that way, the important thing is to do it anyway.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Because I am a first time author without a celebrity platform, it was unlikely I was going to be picked up by a top publishing house. I consulted some smaller publishing companies but when I weighed what they offered to do for me against the percentage of profits they were going to take, it didn't seem like a worthwhile deal.
In the end, I decided to create my own company, Silver Falcon Press, and publish Kiss Me Swami under its name. I felt that by doing so I would keep creative control over my book (the publishers I spoke to insisted on the right to cut the length and change my cover art) and keep a larger percentage of profits- while avoiding having my book seem like a vanity project.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing is going to be self-publishing. Right now, unless you have a name like Random house or Simon & Schuster behind you, no major brick and mortar bookstore is going to put you in its front window anyway.
What genres do you write?: Personal Transformation; Spiritual & Self-Help; Women; Women & Psychology; Memoir; Motivational
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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