Interview with Karin Thompson
Q1. Tell me about yourself what are your favorite books to read?
A. My name is Karin Thompson I was born in Auckland, New Zealand but have lived most of my younger life in Johannesburg South Africa. In 2007 I moved back to New Zealand and then in 2013 I moved to Sydney, Australia, where I am now currently staying. I have two married children and two beautiful grand babies. Both my boys live with us in Sydney. I am married to my husband James Thompson for 43 years now.
My favorite book is of course the Bible, I also love anything Joyce Meyer writes I’m a big fan of hers. I have recently finished Christine Caine’ book Unexpected. I also read John Maxwell. I am a avert reader.
Q2. When did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. I knew there was something God wanted me to do but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I was attending a conference “Finding your passion” and the instructor said imagine you are looking down at your 90 year old self and you say to her “wow you are a great…” then out of my spirit the word author popped up. I heard God say (not audibility, but in my heart) I want you to write a book about your life’s journey.
Q3. How did you come up with the name of your book?
A. I did a lot of praying and seeking God and I felt that it was what He wanted me to call it – My journey to enjoying my life.
Q4. What are you working on in 2019?
A. I am busy with my second book – Encouragement for the weary soul. It’s chapters of encouragement about different subjects, a prayer, some confessions and scripture to help you.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. I started in 2018 and published my first book in June 2019, so just over a year now.
Q6. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Don’t over think the process, just get started and the book will create a world of its own. I had no clue about writing or publishing a book, seriously not a clue. But as I started to write, God led me to people that could help me. One did my book cover; another was an editor – I have never met an editor before in my life. I met a lady who was an expert in Word, and she helped me with the format. The journey just happened. But I just started first.
Q7. Where can people find you online?
A. I don’t have a website yet. But I have a Facebook page. @karinthompson.author
Q8. Do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. Yes, I do, I plan to become a full-time author and speaker. Now I am still working my day job and writing on the weekend, but my goals is to do a book a year.
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. Only one so far and busy with the next one.
Q10. Did you go to college to be a writer?
A. No, I didn’t I just put pen to paper and wrote – well typed on Word really. Writing comes easy for me. I have had no former training, I write, and my editor fixes the spelling and punctuation mistakes.
Now my book is available on Amazon USA & Australia, Koorong – Australia biggest Christian Bookshops, Book Depository & Fishpond. I currently arranging for it to be sold in Hillsong resource Centres too.
Here is Karin's new website.
Here is Karin's new website.