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Word painting is the art of putting descriptive words to paper in a way that creates a pictorial story. I have enjoyed word painting for some time, but never thought that any of my stories would actually be seen by others, yet God had a different plan...
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD, "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
I have relied on the above scripture many times. I trust His promise of plans for good, a future and a hope. It is by writing my faith-inspired stories that I honor God. ~ Kathy Goodhew
Greetings, my name is Kathy Goodhew. I am a wife, a mom, and a grandmother as well as a writer of stories. 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. Ever since the debut of my first book, my stories have included a dream or two of mine. One example is the opening scene in The Hidden Ones "Awakened." I also have an interest in local legends of north western Washington and have mentioned several in my fantasy series (Bigfoot sightings and the Fish Maiden tale). My published work includes:
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. Soon after A Vision Beyond Abuse was released, I was pleased to learn that I had won "Women Who Win" 2011 book award in the self-help category.
The Hidden Ones contemporary, low-fantasy series begins with "Awakened" (part 1) . 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 desires or whether she finds 'The Hidden Ones' hiding beyond her wildest dreams. "Confluence" (part 2) 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 finding inner-strength prevails throughout the saga.
Crow and Jay is a children's story. It was created in 2013 and is about a day in the life of a crow and a Jay. It is written in parable format as a way to address the issue of bullying. It is a great read for 3rd thru 6th grade readers.
The Hidden Ones "Source" is presently in the printing phase. It will be book three in the Hidden Ones series. A milestone has occurred. The passage of story has been passed to Mena’s younger sister. We meet up with Abby on the fringe of realizing her uniqueness. Haunted by supernatural occurrences, Abby hunts the source. At the same time, a space traveler is waiting for the arrival of a wicked alien ship with the hope of stopping the beasts before they bring disaster to the fairies and the young woman. Abby’s search leads her on a strange chase, altering her entire view of everything she knows. This richly textured tale presents a sequence of events with different voices, separate viewpoints, and interweaves them to orbit Abby’s story.
Kathy Goodhew Quotes:
"The things I fear the most are the things God wants me to face, so I can continue on my journey." ~ 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." ~ Kathy Goodhew
"Explore your untamed dreams and you may find a hidden place where mythical fairies really exist and a confluence of paths leading you to your destiny." ~ Kathy Goodhew
"Writing a tale is akin to traveling into a misty dreamland." ~ Kathy Goodhew
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!