Welcome my friend, Kathy Houser, a local children’s author with her debut children’s book, Houser Post Office.
With great pleasure, we welcome her to 3 Questions Wednesday!
What inspires you?
Kathy: The laughter of children, their imagination and their love. I’m also inspired by all God’s creations. Sometimes one word can start a story, sometimes one glance at beauty can start a story.
That’s so true. 🙂 Now…
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Kathy: Rainbow, because all the colors you see are beautiful. Like a butterfly, each a beauty in its own way!
I love a rainbow, especially while it’s still raining and the sun peeking in. Last question…
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Kathy: Veterinarian, because of my love of animals.
My granddaughter, Sadie, wants to be a veterinarian also. Thanks so much for stopping in, Kathy!
Kathy will soon be releasing her second children’s book, Dino’s Adventure. Read more about it below…
I was inspired to write because my son, Jamie and his daughter, Ellie have such a love for the giant creatures. While doing research, I found myself intrigued by the mystery of the dinosaurs. I wanted to know more about these creatures and I even took a biblical look into the creation of these giants that roamed our earth so long ago. Research on dinosaurs brings out the imagination and intriguing aspects of how they existed and how they evolved into some creatures that still exist today!
During the writing of this story, I put together dinosaurs that were plant eaters and could have possibly traveled together in the same period of time. Even though Dino Adventure is completed, I still enjoy reading about them. Join me on this awesome journey of your imagination into the world of dinosaurs!
Houser Post Office
One day, the arts council asked me to read a story at the Chicken and Egg Festival that would be held in a small town that I lived in. I asked them if I could just write a short story to read to the children instead. So this is how the story about mail on a farm started!
I started on the story one night. I thought about how unhappy some of my customers were when they didn’t get any mail. Then I thought about how happy my son was when I would read animal stories to him. The combination of the two inspired me to write this story!
Author Kathy C. Houser
Kathy C. Houser, after I grew up, I worked full-time with the Post Office as a City Carrier and raised my son. After thirty-two years, I retired and here I am, six months later, with two new books! My debut book is Houser Post Office and my second one is Dino’s Adventure. It thrills me to know that children all over the place will be reading my books. I look forward to writing more!
Terry Jo Compton-Illustrator of Dino’s Adventure
I live in Decatur, Alabama, with my wife, Paula. I became passionate about art at the young age of five years old and spent some of my teenage years working as an artist on signs for businesses, lettering, illustrations, commercial buildings, giant water trucks, and even stage props, stationary, and home decor.
Framed art is my favorite to produce and I love that my art hangs on the walls of someone’s home. I am inspired by fine art, architecture, and old buildings dating back years and years ago. I consider it an honor and privilege to produce artwork that will last for years to come. My love for art has also led me to oils, water colors, and acrylic painting. The talent I have is all-natural and God-given…no lessons!
Christina Travis-Illustrator of Houser Post Office
I’m sixteen years old, born in San Marcos, Texas, and raised in Trinity, Alabama. I’ve always had a love for the arts, whether it’s music or drawing. I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember, every day when I would come home from school that was always the first thing I wanted to do. It wasn’t until the seventh grade when I realized that I had talent. I would normally do a quick sketch, but when I really sat down and committed to drawing for hours, from then on I knew that I wanted to draw professionally. So I began drawing portraits for friends and family. I am so thankful for all the love and support I have received while on this journey.