Nancy: Having lived close to nature for eighteen years, the whispering leaves and soothing sound of the waves have become part of my spiritual connection with God. I see how much He cares for us through the gift of nature and I want others to experience the inspiration I am feeling when snapping photos and talking with God. The elements I look for are the ones God chooses for me to see when I have moments of enlightenment.
TKA: Why do you think photographs/art are just as inspiring and important to readers as the words on a page? How is the impact of imagery different from words?
Nancy: Photography encapsulates emotion. It’s an intimate connection that is shared with others. One glance at a photograph can speak volumes. The artist connects with his subject and his own soul, and the viewer connects with the artist and the emotions that he or she has experienced in the past and have been brought to light.
TKA: How did you get your start in photography?
TKA: How long does it take you to get the perfect shot?
Nancy: Sometimes I’ll lift my camera over my head in the double-seated kayak and snap a photo of my husband who has been paddling me to the perfect shot along the lakeshore wilds, and when I arrive home I see how pale he looks. Other times the perfect shot lies seconds away. Knowing how the camera works and having the eye needed for composition are all it takes after reaching a location. Lighting is key too. I generally only snap photos in the early morning or evening hours.
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New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu recently talked about her HUNTER KISS series with Penguin’s Project Paranormal. In the interview, she reveals her inspiration for the series, which includes THE IRON HUNT and DARKNESS CALLS, and much more! Majorie is also the author of the popular DIRK AND STEELE novels.
Diana Peterfreund, author of RAMPANT, was interviewed by Better, a nationally syndicated lifestyle television show airing in 54 cities. She talked about the real deal on unicorns, who are really NOT the kind creatures Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers would have you believe — try smart, vicious animals with killer instincts. Click here for the segment!
If you have nothing better to do tomorrow night, please join me and my hubby, Mike, as we’re interviewed on “Ghost Chronicles” on Toginet internet radio. Hosts (and our friends and fellow TKA clients) Ron Kolek and Maureen Wood will be interviewing us about our recent ghost hunts, as well as talking my young adult fiction series coming out in May 2009, GHOST HUNTRESS.
The show is at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 3rd, and you’re able to call in with questions or comments at 877-864-4869. Would love to have you call in or just listen.
Thanks so much!
Marley = )