We are happy to have Katy Eeten with us again to talk about her newest release, Christmas in Meadow Creek.
- What was your first encounter with the writing world? When I was in maybe second grade, I was chosen to go to a district-wide writing conference for elementary students. I remember being so intimidated by all the talented kids and feeling so underqualified, that I couldn’t think of anything to write for the collective journal we were compiling. Others were coming up with really artsy pieces about nature or family. My final contribution? A poem about a gumball. Sadly, I was made fun of: “Just because it rhymes doesn’t make it a poem.” Ah yes, my first harsh criticism—but thankfully, I bounced back 😊Tell us why we’ll love your book. Christmas in Meadow Creek is about a small-town and two very likable twenty-somethings with similar goals and values. They share an instant connection, and readers will love watching them grow close to each other amidst the backdrop of the greatest season of all—Christmas. It’s a sweet, light, feel-good romance.
- What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors? It’s true what they say—writing will not make you rich. But if your goal is to get published, find a seasoned writer or editor that can read over and critique your work. I’ve learned more through the actual editing process than any class, lecture, article or video could ever teach me.
- What do you do when you’re not writing? I work full-time and have two kids (ages 10 and 7), so I keep busy! I also like to take walks and bake.
- How did you come up with the title of your book? I originally wanted to name it something along the lines of “Home For Christmas,” because the main character finds that even though she’s in a new town with no family nearby, it quickly feels like home to her. But I discovered a ton of books already had that title and wanted to be more unique. So I decided to go with the setting of the book and call it either A Meadow Creek Christmas or Christmas in Meadow Creek. The latter won out.
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