Kim Robinson has been a member of WLT for four years. She is registered for one of WLT’s upcoming fall classes. She lives in Austin, TX.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Kim Robinson: Chased by Grace is my first fiction work. It is a story of betrayal about a woman whose life goes from normal to never-again, how she and her children survive trauma with its crises aftermath and go on to discover faith and hope. The novel is in final editing stages and I plan to self-publish. My personal blog, Life Scenes, is my freestyle writing outlet. I have also written a non-fiction handbook for parents.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
KR: I would enjoy having coffee or a beer with Daniel Silva, Jan Karon, Karen Kingsbury, Carol Kent, Steven Arterburn, and Fanny Crosby.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
KR: The book of Psalms from the Bible – it’s the best read there is, especially for keeping one’s sanity.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
KR: WLT offers a wealth of resources for authors, both published and yet to be published. The caliber of the workshops is excellent. I always come away with new insights and useful, practical information. The writing conferences are well attended, a great networking venue, and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors has provided constructive feedback. The staff at WLT is responsive, friendly and professional.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
KR: I have plans for a series, of which Chased by Grace is the first. In addition to working on the series I will blog and develop an idea I have for a devotional book. I hope to have additional opportunities to speak to various groups.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
KR: If writing is your passion don’t let anything keep you from it. Keep writing, even when editors, agents or writing contest judges give discouraging feedback. You have to work at the craft. As a yet unpublished author, I can tell you that the people who cross your path in your process of writing, editing, and re-writing can offer valuable insight, encouragement and support. I received a personal non-form rejection letter from an agent who presented my unsolicited manuscript to her editing staff. Although the agency chose not to represent the book, I learned that my work was read and considered by professionals in the industry who don’t know me. What an encouragement to know that my writing has the ability to catch an agent’s attention and generate a specific response. I once heard an author say that writing is not a well you dip into but rather a muscle that needs to be exercised each day. I couldn’t agree more.