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Every story is precious and a one of-a-kind. Each of us has a story tucked away inside just waiting to be born. Such was the case for me. My story was never meant to be seen by others, but God had a path for me. He urged me to explore my creative side and follow my path, so I could believe in myself and share my story with others.
Greetings, my name is Kathy Goodhew. I am a wife, a mom, and a grandmother, as well as a faith-inspired writer. My husband and I reside in the state of Washington where dodging rain could very well be considered a sport. Searching for great book bargains is a hobby of mine, most likely due to being an avid reader since childhood. A few old favorites of mine were; Journey to the Center of the Earth, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White. I must admit that after learning how, I have become infatuated with creating book trailers to promote my books. . Ever since the debut of my first book, my dreams have been creeping into my stories. One example is the opening scene in The Hidden Ones "Awakened." Having an interest in local legends in and around north western Washington, I have used a couple in my fantasy series (Bigfoot sightings and the Fish Maiden tale).
My published work includes a nonfiction abuse memoir, A Vision Beyond Abuse, a two-volume low-fantasy fairy/human saga, The Hidden Ones "Awakened" and "Confluence", and a children's tale, Crow and Jay. Soon after A Vision Beyond Abuse was released, I was pleased to find out I had won 'Women Who Win' 2011 award in the self-help category.
A Vision Beyond Abuse was my debut book. It began as a personal journal as a way to come to terms with the not-so-dead skeletons in the corners of my mind. Bringing memories to the fore-front was akin to being in the midst of battle again, but I survived and came out on the other side feeling like a heavy load had been lifted off of me.
The Hidden Ones two-volume fantasy saga begins in book one (Awakened) when mythical beings wait to be discovered while a young woman attempts to make sense of her mother's death. It is up to Mena whether she finds the answers she wants or whether she will find 'The Hidden Ones' hiding beyond her wildest dreams. Book two (Confluence) of the saga continues with a shaky alliance between the humans and the Fairies as the blended group stand their ground against an invasion from an outside evil force. A theme of love and inner-strength prevails throughout the saga.
Crow and Jay was created in 2013 using a crow and a Jay in parable format so I could address the issue of bullying so prevalent today.
Lastly, and most importantly, my spiritual faith influences my written work with the hope of sharing my testimony. I am deeply awed by God's call; drawing me into His amazing love and grace. I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you.
"The things I fear the most are the very things God wants me to face, so I can continue on my journey." by, Kathy Goodhew
"If we close our eyes and look beyond our worst nightmare, we will find a loving God who promises HOPE and a new beginning!" by, Kathy Goodhew
"Explore your untamed dreams and you just might find a unique place where a confluence of paths lead towards your destiny."
Best Book award of 2011 went to A Vision Beyond Abuse in the
self-help category, awarded by 'Women Who Win.'
For some, the term 'self-help' might be interpreted to mean
that life's answers came solely on my own when in actuality I
must give all credit to my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ!