Author Interview & Book Giveaway: A Woman’s Power by Fay Klinger

Welcome to Author Fay Klinger

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Mesa High School. I am a writer. I love to hike, camp, garden, and spend time with my family.

Links:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FayKlingler
Website: http://www.fayklingler.com/

Interview: 
If you could invite any five people to dinner who would you choose?
I have to assume the number is in addition to my family because, of course, I would want to invite them. And right now that’s a pretty big number. We have 12 children in our blended family and 35 grandchildren! But in addition to my family, right off I think I would want to invite the Savior. I’ll count Him as the absolute #1! Then I’d like to invite His mother and His earthly father. The other two individuals I would invite would be my magnificent parents. I think that would make for an incredible group of people who would facilitate an awesome dinner conversation.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Oh, my goodness, that’s a hard one. I would have to ask for two! The first that comes to mind is the ability to fly. No, not fly. I guess you would call it the ability to be transported. I just want to be able to think of a location I need to be to and instantly find myself there. The second superpower would be the ability to understand not only what people are saying, but what they meant by what they said—clear, honest communication.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
My truly favorite flavor of ice cream I cannot eat because I have an allergy to dairy products. However, when ice cream is made with non-dairy products, I love chocolate chip, vanilla, almond milk ice cream.

If you could meet one person who has died, who would you choose?
I would like to meet my grandmother Ida Romney Alldredge. She was a prolific writer and shared her poetry with family, church, and community. She was considered saintly by family members and friends. She passed away before I was born.

Pet peeves?
Now that’s really difficult to express. I guess I would have to say my two greatest pet peeves are people not following through with their word or promises and people who are two-faced and use their skills to manipulate others.

Why should you read A Woman’s Power?
You should read A Woman’s Power because there is a special spirit that accompanies this book that will soften your heart and change your life in a positive way.

Any goals for future projects?
With a co-author I have written a children’s book that was promised a publishing contract. The publisher did not follow through. We are hoping to find another publisher that will produce the book. It is a marvelous, family book that encourages people of all ages to write and journal.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I pretty much answer that question on my website (www.fayklingler.com). My creative writing teacher in junior high school should have received a “teacher-of-the-year” award!

What is your most rewarding experience since being published?
I have received MANY e-mails and letters or comments from individuals who say my books have made a positive difference in their lives. Creative writers don’t make a lot of money. So money certainly isn’t the answer. It’s really about sharing and helping others. At least it’s that way with non-fiction—sharing the message. And knowing I’ve made a positive difference for someone is very rewarding to me.

What’s one piece of advice I would give aspiring authors?
Write for the enjoyment. Write to share. You don’t have to be a highly-paid author to be successful.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
It would be in a different time and it would be in Strawberry, Arizona. I would be a young girl, riding horseback through the mountains. I had the best childhood anyone could wish for. And that’s where my happiest days were spent.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
I actually write about this in A Woman’s Power. Here is a quote from my book. “My father once said to me, ‘It doesn’t matter what happens to you. What matters is how you react to what happens to you.’”

You have won one million dollars. What is the first thing that you would buy?
I know the answer to that right off—I would pay off our house. With our economy as it is, I have a deep desire to be as debt free as possible.

What do you do in your free time?
I create and sew something for someone or a make a bread product to share.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Scrambled Egg!

Favorite smell?
My mother’s cinnamon rolls baking when I enter her house . . .

City or country?
I am definitely a country girl, but I love the conveniences of the city.

Spontaneity or planning ahead?
There are soooooooooo many things I love to do. In order to fit them in, I have to plan ahead.

A Woman’s Power: Threads That Bind Us To God

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Giveaway Details
1 copy of A Woman’s Power
Hardback copy open to US only, Ebook available Internationally
Ends 3/20/12

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