Continuing with my month of Sky Pony Press, here is the lovely Kathleen Burkinshaw. Author of the poignant and breathtaking book, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM. So give a warm welcoming has she talks about some distractions she’d faced while writing.
5 WRITING DISTRACTIONS FACED WHILE WRITING THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM
Thanks for having me!
- Most definitely, my number one is researching-well over researching is more like it! ☺
- Pain flare ups from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. It is difficult to type and think through them.
- My big revisions took place around Christmas and the first anniversary of my mom passing away so emotionally was difficult. However, it was also cathartic. (Can you have a cathartic distraction?)
- Email and texts can get in the way ☺
- Lastly, my dog Scarlet, feels left out when I’m on the laptop too long and will try to climb on me batting at the keyboard with her paws, inevitably erasing something. (I’m not sure whether she wants my attention or has a story that just has to be told! ☺ )
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen Burkinshaw wrote The Last Cherry Blossom based on her own mother’s story of growing up in Hiroshima during World War II. She was twelve years old when the bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. Kathleen lives with her husband and daughter in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Age Range: 11 – 13 years
Grade Level: 5 – 8
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (August 2, 2016)