Posted by: nancyisanders | August 11, 2008

Author Interview: Kathi Macias

Meet Author Kathi Macias!
E-mail: ezyrtr@ca.rr.com
Website and blog: Kathi Macias

Bio:
Kathy “Easy Writer” Macias is the best-selling author of the women’s devotional A Moment A Day, winner of the Angel award from Excellence in Media, and the 2008 AWSA Member of the Year Golden Scrolls award. She has authored 22 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs.

A Bible teacher with a heart for missions and a love of laughter, Kathi interweaves humor between deep, personal messages so audiences can “catch their breath.” She is a biblical counselor who also serves as the spiritual director for Christian Author’s Network and Set Free Today Ministries.

During her thirty years in ministry, she has trained hundreds of small group leaders, managed numerous outreach ministries, and freely shared he gifts of writing, speaking, and teaching to serve her home church and outreach organizations in Southern California. She enjoys helping guide today’s women to truth.

A popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, Kathy Macias lives in Homeland, CA with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley.


Featured Book: Beyond Me: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World

Tired of the self-help sermons and the “me-first” spirituality? Author/speaker Kathi Macias knows the pain of spiritual hunger and the emptiness of living a me-first life. In her latest book, Beyond Me, Macias encourages and equips individuals to walk the walk, move beyond societal boundaries, and follow the steps of Christ.

Interview:
Today I’m so excited to host Kathi on my blog as a “stop” on her Virtual Book Tour! Welcome to all of her treasured readers and friends. May you all be blessed as Kathi shares from her heart what writing this book meant to her and how she prays it will bless you, too.

Q: Describe a highlight for you personally while you were writing this book.
A: Though it was a terribly frightening and stressful experience, our second son, Michael, was in a motorcycle accident and it was unclear if he would live and/or walk again if he did. Thankfully, he made a complete recovery, but the incident brought into play everything I’d written in Beyond Me, and forced me to ask myself if I believed it in theory only—or in the life-or-death situation of a loved one.

Q: How do you hope to influence today’s generation through this book?
A: More than anything I hope/pray they will break free of the restraints of a narcissistic society that inundates us with the message that “it’s all about me.” I want to see them move beyond that small thinking to unlimited but noble areas of growth and service.

Q: What inspires you most as a writer?
A: My greatest source of inspiration is believing that God has both called and equipped me to do exactly what I’m doing—to see people’s lives changed as a result of the message God gives me to pass on to those who have “ears to hear.”

Q: Share one tip you would like to give to a writer trying to break into the Christian market.
A: First, be absolutely sure that it is God calling you to it, as it is not an easy road. When you are certain that it is what God wants you to do, then learn how to do it the very best you can—and never give up.


Responses

  1. What a wonderful interview. Kathi, I know how you really do live what you write and this interview shows it! Hugs, Tamela


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