Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Author Interview-Jane Kirkpatrick-Part IV

We finish up our interview with Jane today. I feel like I've been to a writing workshop at a conference!

3. What projects do you have on the horizon?

I'm currently working on the revisions of, "An Absence so Great," the sequel to, "A Flickering Light," based on my grandmother's life as an early photographer. It's due out in April 2010. Then, I have three more books to write with Water Brook/Multnomah, a division of Random House. These are only a few of the projects in the works.

Jane has written 18 books, including three non-fiction titles beginning with Homestead, the story of her family's move from suburbia to Starvation Lane in rural Oregon where she learned to deal with rocks and rattlesnakes and the writing life. She and her husband, Jerry, live there still at the end of eleven miles of dirt road.

The author's mission is to "inspire and promote through speaking and writing the power of story to Divinely heal and transform." Writing blends her work as a former mental health therapist and administrator, working with families and women, her faith life as well as a love of history and the power of personal stories.

Quotable Quote: "It isn't necessary for Oprah to know my name; it's to be faithful to the stories I've been given and to tell them the best way I know how and to trust that I'm not alone in the telling."

Thanks, Jane, for pulling up a chair and giving us some great lessons and inspirational thoughts.


Jessica Nelson said...

Very nice, detailed interview. Thank you Jane and Susan!

A house at the end of an eleven mile road sounds wonderfully private. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

You're welcome. Jane has a wealth of knowledge, and I'm grateful that she shared so much with us.

I like privacy, but I'm more of a small town/suburbia gal. :)


quietspirit said...

Susan and Jane:
Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I especially like the quotable quote.

Unknown said...

Susan and Jane, what a great interview series that you both wrapped up nicely in part IV. Blessings to each of you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Quiet Spirit - You're welcome. :)
Jane made it easy.

Sharon - Thanks. Jane's delightful, and I hope we'll hear more from her in the future.

Susan :)