Last month I was invited by Doris Heilmann @111publishing, of Savvybookwriters.com. to post an article on what is involved in writing memoir. I’m not sure if any of you are familiar with Doris’ informative blog/newsletter, but she posts a wealth of information for the Indie writer community.
Following my recent guest post, I was delighted to be asked back by Doris to talk about the subject matter of my newest book, P.S. I Forgive You. I’ve reblogged the interview below. Please follow the link at the end to continue reading, and comments are welcomed back here, as Doris has been having cyber attack issues of late, thus not enabling comments on her blog.
Interview With Multi-Book Author D.G. Kaye
Today’s Author Interview introduces prolific Canadian writer D.G. Kaye. Her memoirs are enchanting for a huge following, and we are happy to welcome her to our blog.
Debbie, what inspired you to start writing?
Growing up in a dysfunctional family life inspired me to journal. Journaling gave me a place to vent my feelings, frustrations, and observations I wasn’t permitted to voice.
How would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it?
P.S. I Forgive You was written as a sequel to Conflicted Hearts, although it’s a standalone book in its own right. Both books involve my life and torment living with a narcissistic mother. In this book, it is about my journey to understand my mother and finding a place of forgiveness for her before she died.
People sometimes behave inappropriately either because of their conditioning, illness, or lack of guidance. I didn’t want to continue resenting my mother, so I chose to look into what things inspired her to become the person she was. I found that by seeking to understand my mother became a stepping-stone in my path to finding forgiveness.
Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
Yes. We can still find forgiveness in our hearts for someone who has wronged us, without having to allow them back into our lives. Continue Reading . . .