Kathryn C. Lang
Contact Information and Social Media:
Keith E. Lang – Kat Wrangler, Peculiar Productions
PO Box 434, Guntersville, Alabama 35976
Kathryn C. Lang – Speaker/Teacher/Author
“She (Lang) has incredible ideas and good character interplay to keep the story moving . . .” Patrick Brian Miller, SELTI
“Run is an uplifting read and a promising start for Kathryn C. Lang.” IndieBookoftheDay.com
“. . . a well-written novel with an abundance of action and
suspense. . . a good mystery with enough twists and turns to leave you reeling.” Rev. George McVey
Kathryn C. Lang lives and writes in a little cabin in the woods in North Alabama. Her encouragement and support (and often her materials) come from her loving children and husband (and best friend for more years then either want to admit).
She started writing at an early age and enjoyed the opportunities writing allowed for entertaining and encouraging others. She followed a different path in college and pursued a degree in Leisure Services with a focus on tourism and commercial recreations. Her work in Leisure Services for the University of South Alabama and NAS Cecil Field still allowed her to entertain and encourage others – often with written words.
The desire to write full-time came back to her in 2005 when she began writing a monthly column for the Huntsville Times. Sharing the words of hope each month gave her hope. She knew there was no going back.
It took a few years to build up her writing reputation, but the internet opened up doors that would never have been available just a few years before. Kathryn started creating content for websites around the globe, and through their encouragement and instructions, she launched her own websites. Her freelance writing career became a full-time profession in 2007. Her writing moved from content for others to her own niche and focus in 2010.
Her passion for helping others find a life of peace and joy has provided her with opportunities to share her encouragement through her own experiences in words both written and spoken. Kathryn believes that each person has a unique purpose to fulfill. She desires to help others find their own path to that purpose and design. A life lived in purpose will be one filled with peace.
Kathryn writes a regular column of good, positive and uplifting thoughts and inspirations in The Lakeside Post, on her websites, and for other websites in her niche. Her columns have been packaged into gift books, Journey Through Reflections (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, and Vol 4) – which are available in print and electronic forms through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other bookstores.
The words of hope and encouragement on her website http://www.snarkyrainbows.comwere developed into a Bible study and later published as Practical Proverbs and then Practical Proverbs with Study Guide. This book offers eight traits from Proverbs that can help you begin to grow your life of peace and joy. You can order Practical Proverbs through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other major bookstores in both print and electronic editions.
RUN, her debut novel, begins the Big Springs series. RUN follows Sara as she tries to get away from the murder of her husband and discovers that the past has a way of finding you no matter how hard you run.
WATCH, book two of the Big Springs series, follows a local reporter in Big Springs. Karen discovers that the small town she grew up in is not all that it seems. The people she thought she could trust have been caught up in things that take their lives or their futures. With the help of John (a detective from California), she has to discover the answers to questions she never thought she would ask before she becomes a victim herself.
They WATCH – and you better be watching for them.
“Four Questions” is a workshop and seminar series that challenges participants to answer four questions to discover their unique place in God’s purpose. Kathryn works with her husband, Keith, to present the workshop and seminar to Sunday school classes, church groups and Bible studies. “Four Questions” came from the new, non-fiction book, A Place in Purpose, slated to be released in 2013.
Kathryn offers a phrase of hope in order to shine the Light on the moment. She works through her columns, articles, books and workshops. Her personal hope is that every person who encounters her words will feel as if those words were written (or spoken) just for her or him.
“In my fiction, I tell a story that provides an uplifting message entrenched in hope. In my non-fiction and columns, I offer words that will point to hope. In my talks, I tell stories that inspire hope. Helping others discover their path to hope is my focus.
I write to a woman that is trying to walk the tightrope of family, work and God – and keep them all in the right balance. She has a sense of humor, enjoys a little snark now and then, and references movies and songs in her everyday speech. She plays with words and enjoys being around others that can keep up. She has a solid relationship with God, but hungers to go deeper. She is not afraid of faith in her own life or in the lives of those she encounters. She lives a life reaching for the rainbow.”
Bio Talking Points:
- Born and raised in Guntersville, Alabama.
Attended the University of South Alabama – majoring in Leisure Services with a focus on tourism and commercial recreation.
Lives and works in a small house on Big Spring Creek with her husband, three boys, father-in-law, four dogs and two cats. They all survived the tornadoes of April 27th and even found some blessings through the storms.
Built a career writing content for companies around the internet, filling freelance needs for magazines and other publications, and finding niche opportunities for columns.
RUN had its birth as a short story in 1987, but over the years (and multiple rewrites) it developed into a story that shows how running from the past only hurts the future. You have to stand and face it all to allow the future a chance.
Won the Inaugural SELTI Tourism Fiction Short Story contest and discovered a new way that the local economies could receive a boost through tourism while the local communities could support authors in the pursuit of their dreams. Tourism fiction is a great opportunity for cross promotion.
Interview Topics and Angles:
- Making money as a writer
- Kathryn took her love for words and developed a full-time career in content writing. She then honed her skills and opportunities to allow her to follow her dream of being an author.
- Turning a passion into a profession
Kathryn shares how her desire to entertain and encourage helped her build her writing career. If you find what you love and pursue it with boldness then you never work a day in your life.
- Fiction and tourism can work together to help the economy
Kathryn talks about how the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative sparked a desire in her to cross promote authors and locations in an effort to grow the economy while giving life to writing dreams.
- The path to indie publishing
Kathryn shares her own journey through the publishing industry and ways that she has found to overcome the stigma that can be associated with pursuing the indie road.
- 4 Questions to answer for discovering your place in purpose
Kathryn helps you learn your why for being here, what to do in that why, how to put that what into action and when to begin the journey.
Sample Interview Questions:
- Q: When did you start writing?
Q: Where do you write?
Q: What do you write?
Q: Where do you get your inspiration and ideas?
Q: What advice do you have for other writers or those that want to be writers?
Q: What are you doing to continue your writing journey?
Q: How do you keep finding words to share?
Q: How does tourism fiction work?
Q: How can people get in contact with you?