Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Kathy Stemke Stops by on her Book Tour


Kathy Stemke has a passion for writing, the arts and all things creative. She has a bachelor of science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and Covenant Life Seminary, as well as graduate coursework from New York Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Hanging her hat in the North Georgia mountains she has been a dancer, choreographer, teacher, tutor, writer and an antiques dealer for many years.

As resident choreographer of a community theater group and while working at The Masters Academy of Fine Arts she enjoyed combining photographic slides with theater and dance productions. Some of the authors past experiences include teaching in public and private schools as well as writing research papers, plays and musicals. As a freelance writer she has published several articles. Kathy recently signed a contract for her first children's book entitled, "Trouble on Earth Day." It will be released in 2009.

Kathy loves to write about dance and the arts, personal finance, family relationships, education, biographical figures, literature, antiques, and biological science. She has been known to marry her photography and poetry together in book form.

Kathy, what's happening with your book, "Moving Through All Seven Days"?

Well, I'm very excited to announce that Action Alley Education is close to publishing, "Moving Through All Seven Days." This book inspires movement as children learn about the days of the week. The lyrical rhymes also teach them how to spell each day! The activities at the end of the book are designed to reinforce the concepts as well as give impetus to movement exploration.

The illustration above is from the new book. Tony Glisson is the talented illustrator who cleverly depicts the fun we have on Saturday.

Kathy, what, in your opinion, is the most important element of good writing?

Imagination. A book has to be different to get the attention of the public. It must also have lots of unexpected surprises.

Why should someone buy your book, "Moving Through All Seven Days?"

This book not only teaches the days of the week but how to spell each day as well. The illustrations are colorful and are full of action. Children will be inspired to explore all types of movements as they have fun learning.

If you could leave your readers with one legacy, what would you want it to be?

Pursue your dreams! It's sad, but I know so many extremely talented people who never tried to follow their dreams. I've found that if you have passion and persistence, you will succeed at accomplishing many things. One thing leads to another. Just never give up!


educationtipster by author Kathy Stemke said...

Thank you for a fantastic post on me and my book.

Vivian Zabel said...

Very interesting insight to Kathy and her book.

elysabeth said...

Looks like fun - looking forward to more on Kathy - E :)