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Get to know writer Lori Kay:
1. What is the theme of your story?
The theme is overcoming who we think we are to see our souls honestly.
2. Why do people need to know about your story?
Although things are changing in seeing the LGBT community, there are so many avenues still blocked. Entertainment, media and collecting are truly the melting pots where everyone is seen equal, and through enjoyment outsiders suddenly find themselves accepted and accepting. This is a real setting of life – the police, the drag queens and the doll collecting world (6 million) the entertainment factor only shows how it all comes together and reveals we are all the same in the end.
If you check on my site mzlks.net you will see some recent reviews as they are now coming in there and on amazon, and it appears the message is getting across, which is wonderful!
3. How long have you been writing stories?
1991 was my first novel, although as a ghost writer I have since been given credit. this is my site and there is a link to my amazon author page: mzlks.net . I have been writing my entire life however, and would love to see my collection of children’s stories published that date back to 1980.
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Willie Wonka with Gene Wilder and It’s a Wonderful Life share that shelf along with Tootsie and The Best Years of Our Lives.
5. What artists would you love to work with?
so many – I am old school law and order haivng been raised by a cop born in 1908, who saw the world as it changed until he passed in 1999. I love American Horror Story the direction and the cast and also never miss a chance to see solid actors like Gary Sinise, Morgan Freeman, Daniel Day-Lewis.
6. How many stories have you written?
I have three books out now (novels) and 1 humor style with my daughter that focused on the horrors of womanhood, called My life has been a waist.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
Love to be sitting on an old porch watching the sun go down with a successful writing career having seen some of my work end up in film or TV sharing my insight and humor with the world, traveling to New York and funding/sitting on the board for several organizations helping the world.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
Actually I take notes. When a book hits me, it is as if I am watching a movie – most times from the end to the front, and I write it all down. After that it is editing, fact checking, research and development.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
animal and human rights in a world that is selfish and negative, unable to see past a computer screen or paycheck.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?
Honest and solid outreach to the creative process. I have been used and abused twice in my writing career and beleive there is little hope for writers, unless they can partner with someplace like this.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Don’t give up on your stories – write them as they come. Later go back, and if it is time start to develop them. A half finished story is more than most people ever create, so continue and bring your characters, dreams, imagination and experience to life.
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