Greetings on a blistering July day - an appropriate day to chat with an author of historical fiction set in warm climates! I've known Kay Marshall Strom as a beloved faculty member at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference with a heart for other writers, an excellent teaching style, and a great sense of humor. But Kay is more - this "21st Century Abolitionist" is a prolific writer, in-demand speaker, and a champion for those trapped in slavery and human trafficking.
I've always loved to write. I wrote my first "book" at the age of ten (Tommy Tuna), and a play two years later that I sent to the station that broadcast The Mickey Mouse Club. When I was fourteen, I entered a really schmaltzy Christmas story to a contest run by the San Francisco Chronicle and was overjoyed to be a distant runner-up. But when my children were tiny, I started writing in earnest.
How many books do you have published?
Blessings of India (historical fiction):
- The Faith of Ashish
- The Hope of Shridula
- The Love of Divena
Grace in Africa (historical fiction):
- The Call of Zulina
- The Voyage of Promise
- The Triumph of Grace