In an interview with Dr. Cathy L. Shaffer, Author of “Conversations With My Daughter: Love is patient. Love is kind.” she discusses writing creativity, what inspires her to write & how to build up a great relationships between parents and thier children’s.
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CAN WE MEET YOU?
ARE YOU MARRIED? IF YES! WITH HOW MANY CHILDREN’S?
No, I am not married, nor have I ever been married. I have 2 children; they are 23 and 21 years of age.
WHAT YEAR WAS YOUR BOOK WRITTEN?
WHO ARE YOUR TARGETED AUDIENCE?
Mothers, primarily, are my targeted audience; then daughters seeking a great/er relationship with their mothers are a targeted audience; fathers with daughters seeking to understand their daughters/better are my audience; any female that is considering children and wants a daughter, or any male considering children and wants a daughter are my audience.
WHAT IS THE BIG IDEA BEHIND YOUR BOOK, LIKE WHAT’S YOUR BOOK ALL ABOUT?
My book, “Conversations With My Daughter: Love is patient. Love is kind.” was written for me and to my daughter. There were so many times I wanted to have a conversation with my daughter and I could not because of our schedules. So, I had the utilization of sending a text to my daughter in order to communicate my concerns, desires and inspirations.
The big idea behind my book is to let all mothers and daughters know we must find a way to speak to each other’s “heart” because communications is that important. And, communications change everything. I have written as a synopsis of my book, that mothers need to hear from their daughters that “You are pretty.” Daughters need to hear from their mothers, “You are brilliant.” My mother taught me, “We all need one another, in one way or another.” I need my daughter and my daughter needs me. That’s the big idea behind my book. ~~ My book is all about loving, patience, kindness, and all of the virtues of life.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?
I thought of the idea because of the conversations I needed/wanted to have with my daughter. Then I added, “Love is patient. Love is kind.”
WHY DID YOU BECOME A WRITER, WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
I became a writer because I love to write. What motivates me? Love and loving, motivates me!
WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT LESSONS YOU HAVE LEARNED AS A WRITER?
Reiteration of editing is imperative. It is good to have a person review your material. Sometimes, our eyes can’t see corrections that need to be done. Also, sometimes meaningful conversation is painful. However, we must have times that teach us long-suffering and its value.
WHAT FIVE ADJECTIVES WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Five adjectives to describe me are: Loving, kind, generous, selfless, selfish. Not necessarily, in that order.
WHAT VALUES ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU AS A WRITER?
Values to me as a writer are: Truth, integrity, freedom of expression, having a voice, being a voice to be heard, being a good listener, reliability and validity.
WHAT IS THE BEST QUOTE you’ve EVER HEARD?
“I’m available to receive more good than I have ever experienced, realized or imagined.”
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
My motto is: Think positively under any/all circumstances And, “Have a great day; on purpose.” My brother taught me the last motto.
WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
The Almighty Creator is the “living person” I most admire. 😉
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I’m passionate about learning/teaching, loving, physical exercise, positive thoughts, relaxing, and another topic … I, probably, ought not to mention here. 😉
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PAYING JOB?
My 1st paying job was at a bank in my city in the Mortgage Loans Department.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would not change anything about me, even if I could, because I like me the way I am. Being who/what I am allows me to see our world as I do; and, I think that is great!
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
My greatest achievement is that of being a Great Daughter/Mother.
ASIDE FROM THE STATES, WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU LOVE TO TOUR?
When you ask what country would I love to tour, I am interpreting you mean what continent. The continent I want to tour is Africa to visit Morocco.
WHAT IS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The last book I read, of course: Conversations With My Daughter: Love is patient. Love is kind. 😉
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER WRITERS ON HOW TO WRITE A GREAT BOOK?
Advice I give to other writers on how to write a great book is, “Be determined and focused to complete your project. Use “laser beam” focus. Take time weekly to commit to your book. Also, don’t let anything “stop you.”
DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK IN 10 WORDS OR FEWER.
My book is full of mercy, grace, truth, love, and innerstanding.
PROVIDE A LINK OF YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON?