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Sep 5 2018

CTLP Episode 80- Lighthearted and Life-giving Fiction with Kimberly Stuart

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Show Notes-

On today’s episode of Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa has a chat with Kimberly Stuart, author of Heart Land, as well as several other fiction novels. MacKenzie and Kimberly have a fun conversation about a variety of topics, including:

  • The value of a lighter fiction book with a happy ending
  • Why fall is often a better time for moms to read than summer
  • The Same Page podcast (which is now LIVE!)
  • How Kimberly started writing and got her first novel published

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  • What is like to be an author and have to market your own work
  • Walking the tight rope of social media
  • Changes in the publishing business and what it is like to navigate that as a writer
  • Keeping your convictions and being real amidst pressure from “the market”
  • How Kimberly researches for her novels

Current Lovelies-

Kimberly: carving out small moments to read something for pleasure and getting up early to spend time in the Word and pray in a real, honest way

MacKenzie: reading more fiction and making time for the book before the movie

Resources Mentioned-

Books:

Heart Land

Sugar

Flabbergasted

Dear Mr. Knightley

A Portrait of Emily Price

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Movies:

Sweet Home Alabama

You’ve Got Mail

The Proposal

Dan in Real Life

Podcasts:

Fresh Air

Front Porch with the Fitzes

Ear Hustle (not family friendly)

Find Kimberly-

You can find Kimberly Stuart on her website, KimberlyStuart.com. You can also follow Kimberly on these social media: Facebook and Instagram.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Monroe on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course!

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