Hannah: Hi, Kate. Welcome to Day 4 of the Association of Rhode Island Author (ARIA) blog tour.
Kate: I’m a Rhode Island native, but I have lived all over. I have a PhD is Transpersonal Psychology, and other than being an author, I am also an internationally recognized speaker and mentor. My business, Dr. Kate Inc. provides programs and one-on-one personal development under the slogan “Give A Damn, Make A Difference”
Hannah: What are you working on these days and what’s the current status of that project?
Kate: I am working on my next book. Apathy is Noxious. I am in the editing phase.
Hannah: Can you tell the audience what inspires you to write?
Kate: I believe that if people have the right information, they can all live happier more fulfilled lives, and this will radically improve the world.
Hannah: What genre do you enjoy writing the most?
Kate: Self Help
Hannah: Any upcoming projects we should now about?
Kate: Part of my work is the delivery of Personal development Programs. I have a new program starting this fall, LifeWork Community. I am really excited about it. I am also going to be starting my own radio show called Real Answers on Contact Radio starting in January.
Hannah: Favorite movie?
Kate: I Heart Huckabees
Hannah: Favorite food or dish to make?
Kate: I love to cook. I make a really yummy gumbo.
Hannah: Favorite place you have ever visited?
Kate: I love to travel so I have many favorites: the rainforest in South America, Zimbawe, Vancouver Island British Columbia.
Hannah: Favorite music band?
Kate: Frank Zappa
Hannah: Favorite book?
Kate: Ah, this one is tough. I would have to say the poems of Pablo Neruda. I’ve been reading them over and over again my entire adult life.
Hannah: Any parting thoughts?
Kate: You can make a profound, positive impact on the world just by learning how to care for yourself and those around you.