Ask the Author: Lori Katherine
What would you like readers to know about you?
Hi Maddie! Thanks for wanting to interview me! I’m originally from Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire about 10 years ago. I hold various certificates and degrees in English and Creative Writing for poetry. I also have an MA in Teaching.
As a young child, I loved to write, and would often be seen with my journal and pencils around school and at home. My collection of stories and poems has grown to an enormous amount!
When I’m not writing, editing and reading, you can find me running the largest homeschool group in the state, spending time with my family, exploring the mountains and beaches, listening and playing music, and gardening. I can also be seen walking my furry clients from my dog training/pet sitting business.
What is Twilight Carnivals about for those who haven’t read it?
The second book of poetry is called Twilight Carnivals. Here is an excerpt from the book. Twilight Carnivals weaves ethereal word magic for the romantic heart. “Celestial forms wrought in panes of glass loom as dust dances in the air, forming an image in my mind, infiltrating my secret eyes.”
Discover original poetry overflowing with honeysuckle, dreamscapes, and nightshade. Bask in the aura of the witching hour, and take a metaphoric adventure to moments of innocence, beauty, and human desire. Experience a heightened awareness of what it is to live undone. Dusky images of the supernatural cross the great divide of souls between yearning, truth, and perception in this surreal, yet poignant collection of poems.
What has been your inspiration for writing Twilight Carnival?
My inspiration for my poetry comes from my personal experiences, feelings I’ve had to work through and emotions that I believe many of us have felt and had to deal with. My goal for each piece is to make the reader relate to what is going on in the poem; to feel like I’ve nailed their feelings to a “T”.
Favorite poem and why?
My FAVE poem from Twilight Carnivals is Beneath the Amethystine Sunset. I just LOVE how the words flow into images. I hope my readers will carry away inspired to write themselves, a connection to a certain poem or poems in my books and an understanding that they are not as alone as they may feel or think in whatever situation they may be going through or have gone through in their life.
What books or authors inspired you to become a writer?
I always have a book of poetry that I’m currently reading when I’m not writing! I enjoy Robinson Jeffers, Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, and Sarah Kay just to name only a few.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book?
My advice would be to write about what you love and be patient! Surround yourself with supportive people and keep an open mind.