D. G. Kaye… Debby Gies is the December featured blogger at Rob Goldstein… who asks some excellent questions. Lovely interview and enjoyed finding out even more about our friend. Here is a snapshot and you will find the rest of the post by following the link.
“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that just make the world right?” D.G. Kaye
December’s Featured Blogger is Author D.G. Kaye.
In your bio, I hear a sense of determination and hope. How do you find hope?
I don’t find hope, I keep it tucked deeply inside. Hope is all we have when facing tragedy or adversity. In our darkest moments many of us, like myself, cling to that hope. But those who cannot focus on the light often get lost in the abyss of the darkness of the moment. I refuse to go to that place. I’m a firm believer that we manifest what we focus on to the universe. And what we focus on we attract. Staying focused on the negative and dark thoughts of an undesirable situation keeps us rooted in the fear instead of finding solutions to rise above the issues. I am a problem solver by nature. When life is dishing out curve balls I don’t cower and drown in fear, I look for the way out or the path I must take to overcome the adversity, focusing on the overcoming and the healing.
Did you write as a child, if so, what is the first thing you wrote?
Yes, I wrote as soon as I learned how to write my alphabet. I began writing love notes to my parents. I was hyper aware of my family dysfunction as far back as 3 years old. All I wanted was for my parents to love each other and show me affection. I believe, looking back on those years, that my fears to verbalize what I was feeling translated directly into writing to express my feelings and desires.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Sadly, I hate to admit it, but I have no recollection of any books in my home growing up. The fairy tales I learned were from teachers reading to us in school. I somehow always identified with Cinderella and her wicked step-mother as I grew to realize that I felt my mother had used me as her personal housekeeper and messenger from the age of 7 and on. My love for reading began once I entered junior high school when we were given books to read as part of curriculum in English classes.
Who are your inspirations as a writer and in life?
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