Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes is
An accomplished author and speaker
Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes wants to live in a world where lattes are free, lines are short, and people are judged by what’s inside instead of outside. So do I!
I met Katherine Hayes at a book signing recently at San Marco bookstore, an outdoor event.
We discovered immediately that we are sisters under the skin. That although we are different in age, ethnicity, and geographical origins, we both have had a strict upbringing which values our faith.
Yes, we wore masks . . . except for picture taking!
This week Kathrine is interviewing me on her blog. You’ll know you have gotten to the right website when you see her alluring logo.
You can read more HERE!
Good morning, Marian! Lovely interview. I left a comment there.
Thank you for your support of Marian! She was a wonderful lady and author!
And she still is! 😀
Yes😂! I didn’t mean to refer to her being a wonderful lady in the past tense. She still is wonderful!
Haha, that’s what I thought as well, reading the comment. 🙂
You’re #1 again today, Merril! Thanks for the notice here and comment there.
You have done such a great job on your book. Isn’t it amazing when we meet some so different from us yet so alike. That is such a good thing.
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered Katherine had such strict upbringing. We are both committed to the LORD, a good thing. Thanks for popping in today, Gloria! 🙂
Gloria, I agree! Our world would be a much better place if we could all celebrate our commonalities & respect our differences. Thank you for sharing!
Wonderful interview, Marian! I’m so glad you still doing book signings! That’s great! And how lovely to meet Dr. Katherine through this experience.
Thumbs up on both counts, L. Marie. This book signing happened at the end of August; we are wearing sweaters and jackets now in Jacksonville. Yes, it was a great meeting, 🙂
Lovely to meet you here L.Marie! Meeting Marian was absolutely one of the highlights of the author book signing!
Love the logo, reminds me of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress that made the rounds for awhile. What a fun meet up, I’m sure you enjoyed it.
Yes, I think her book cover played on that best=seller book. She has her own book titled God’s Little Black Dress For Women: How to Put on the Whole Armor of God Without Losing Your Femininity. Clever!
Thank you, Melodie. 🙂
Hey there Melodie!Thank you for sharing that book title. I’ll have to check it out. It sounds delightful. I have to say it was a fun meet up!
Isn´t it wonderful to meet someone you immediately click with. A great interview. Left a comment on Dr. Katherine´s site.
Hello Darlene! It is so wonderful to meet with someone we can immediately click with. Isn’t it? Thank you very much for dropping a comment on my site. I appreciate you!
What made it more wonderful was that it was unexpected. Often at book signing authors meet acquaintances or strangers, mostly. I believe Katherine read up earlier on the authors she would meet and decided we might click. And we did. 😀
I know you are very experienced with the “flow” of book signings and probably understand the feeling. Thanks for leaving a comment. Katherine will be encouraged as she is trying to build her blog community. 🙂
Awesome, Marian! So good you had this connection and that you found so much in common with each other. I enjoyed hearing about your past life as an educator and writer.
Yes! I agree because this connection has already blessed me. I’ve enjoyed reading about a fellow educator as well!
Thank you, Katherine!
Well, Elfrieda, we have known each other a long time, so I assumed you knew a lot about my writing life and career in education. I’m glad you learned something new.
As always, thanks for your faithful viewing/commenting here. 🙂
Another lovely interview. Interesting how even though you taught one sort of writing you had to learn another sort of writing. Glad that you did.
Marian, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity! You are a true Proverbs 31 woman & an example to so many of us. I am thankful for you.
Katherine, so happy to have met YOU too! We prove that differences are only skin deep, if even that! I’m glad too that we are sister in faith as well.
English teachers teach stories but they don’t necessarily know how to write them. So off to the classroom I went, online. I had a lot to learn what with narrative arcs and dialogue writing. Thanks for this, and for commenting on Katherine’s blog, Ally! 🙂
Nice to learn a little more about you, Marian. I left a comment over on Katherine’s blog. As a former teacher myself, I have great respect for anyone who chooses that profession.
Pete: Yes, we writers/educators have to stick together. You are so kind to leave a comment for Katherine. She is trying to expand her blog audience and your support will greatly encourage her. Again, thanks! 🙂
Pete I appreciate your support. And, yes I noticed you dropped by and connected on my site! I’m working through a few glitches as I am unable to respond directly to comments. I hope to rectify this soon. BTW what do you write?
Nice to get to know you a little bit better. I love the idea of a lemony candle for inspiration. I am never without candles in the winter as they add light and warmth to our home. Great logo! 👍
You know a lot about creating a comfy atmosphere at home – Look at your crocheted wonders! Thanks for sharing your thoughts today, Fatima! 🙂
Marian — yes, Yes, YES! I absolutely agree with what Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes said: “YOU are a true Proverbs 31 woman & an example to so many of us. I am thankful for you.”
I believe it takes one to know one, Laurie. You excel especially in one of her attributes: DILIGENCE. “She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff . . . She riseth also while it is yet night.”
Thanks for checking in today. Happy Writing! 🙂
Wonderful, Marian! Heading over to read all about it. 🙂 xo
Bette, thanks for being so supportive here and also leaving a comment on Katherine’s blog. It will be SUCH an encouragement to her. ((( )))
Bette thank you for your kind support I appreciate it!
What a fantastic review Marian. I give you so much credit for getting yourself out in front of people to share your book. I loved seeing you in summer clothes with your bookstand, selling a lovely Christmas gift in what looked like a very warm day. Great contrast, lol. 🙂 x
Debby, it was back in late August, very warm then. Now we are wearing sweaters and jackets. As a fashionista yourself, you would like her polished style + she has a personality to match. Thanks for reading and commenting here! 🙂
Well, thanks again to the introduction to Dr. Katherine, and keep fancy! 🙂
I’m like the white rabbit in Alice Wonderland…heading over to read your interview…Someone is going to get a lovely Xmas gift and you have sunshine 🙂
Carol, I appreciate your support here and on Katherine’s blog. She is trying to build her blog audience and will be so encouraged with your comment over there. I’m not sure what you mean by your last sentence, but it sounds exciting. Thank you! oxo
It doesn’t surprise me that you make friends wherever you go. To God be the glory, for sure.
Thank you, Arlene! I’m glad we have friendship across the border. Thanks for your weekly appearance here. 😍
Someday I hope to meet you, but it won’t be for a while…
Either you come to Florida in winter, OR we visit your province in the summer. How’s that! 🙂
Just as soon as you guys can cross our border, I would welcome a visit. It might be a few years before we venture into the States again. It’s scary down there!
We’re in a season of scary, but the scary will end at some point, and then we’ll move ahead into more stability. You are welcome any time, Arlene! 🙂
Yay, Marian! You are meeting more interesting and like-minded people. And I enjoyed reading your interview. I left a comment on Katherine’s blog as well. Happy weekend!!
Dear busy lady, thanks so much for reading here and over there. That was my intent: sending readers to Katherine’s blog, where she is trying to build an audience. We both know how fun, but arduous, that goes! oxo
We sure do know that. 🙂
Wonderful, Marian, going over to read.
Thanks, Robbie. Katherine will appreciate this SO VERY much! 🙂
An engaging interview, Marian. I’m glad not everyone in your family thought every story in your memoir was a good idea, because that’s a real family. I’ll look at what Katherine writes, too.
Thanks for checking in today. Yes, I had push back from a sister and some members of the church I grew up in. Although I acknowledged my dad’s mellowing in latter years, I published a small slice of life in the Longenecker family, as memoirists are wont to do. In so doing, I exposed a secret others who knew my Dad well were not comfortable with knowing. They didn’t make a big fuss, but I learned about their negative feeling “through the grapevine.” I’m glad I alluded to my acceptance of life as it was then in my epilogue. No regrets – as I found a path toward forgiveness writing my story, which is something not everyone gets to achieve.
Thanks for visiting Katherine too. 🙂
I enjoyed reading the interview and left a comment over on Katherine’s site.
Thanks, Linda. Katherine will be so happy for your reading and commenting. She is trying to build her blog audience and will be grateful for your notice. 🙂
How great that you connected!