A kitten’s first Christmas
It’s wonderful having Kathy McKinsey here for an interview. I’ve come to admire and respect Kathy as the editor of two of my murder mystery novels. So, it’s a treat to learn about her children’s Christmas book.
Nike: What brought you to write this book/series?
Kathy: I was looking for a project to force myself to write every day. God gave me this gift, one of my favorite of my own stories.
Nike: What do you want the reader to take-away from this novel/series?
Kathy: No matter the troubles we face, we can find joy and comfort from the loving presence of Jesus.
Nike: What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
Kathy: I normally write women’s fiction. I am currently working on another collection of novellas. The stories include a couple of writing challenges I’m giving myself.
Q: What is your fav vacay spot?
Kathy: Visiting my mother and daughters in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.
Q: What is your fav thing to eat?
Kathy: A hamburger with all the vegetables I can get on it.
Q: You can live anywhere while you write a novel set there. Where is that? Why?
Kathy: Hawaii. Not as a tourist.
Millie’s Christmas in a nut shell…
Ruthie says Millie will love Christmas. Ruthie is Millie’s best friend, so she’s sure Ruthie’s right, but why does Millie keep finding Ruthie and her brother Jake crying?
Millie, an orange ktten, shares about her first Christmas. Her best friend Ruthie, six years old, teaches Millie about Christmas—food, decorations, music, presents, and Jesus!
Millie’s friend Bruce, the family dog, also helps her celebrate Christmas, and sometimes gets her in trouble.
When Ruthie’s big brother Jake breaks his ankle, Millie learns about sad things, like divorce, when Jake can’t visit his mommy for Christmas. Millie watches Ruthie’s family love each other through the sadness and find joy in Christmas.
Kathy McKinsey grew up on a pig farm in Missouri, and although she’s lived in cities for nearly 40 years, she still considers herself a farm girl. She’s been married to Murray for 32 years, and they have five adult children.
She’s had two careers before writing—stay-at-home-Mom and rehabilitation teacher for the blind. She lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband and two of her children.
Besides writing, she enjoys activities with her church, editing for other writers, braille transcribing, crocheting, knitting, and playing with the cat and dog.