Kimberley Payne, Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m an author who is reinventing herself as an authorpreneur. I’m venturing into sharing my books in other formats such as podcasts (Health Matters – Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit), webinars (How to Stop Stress Eating/The Call to Care for our Bodies/Getting Started with Strength Training), and teleseminars. I have many interests including walking/hiking, biking, and photography.
What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?
A prayer walk. Getting out into the great outdoors, moving my body, and getting my blood flowing while talking with God is the best way for me. God never disappoints to clear any blocks I’m experiencing.
Have you always wanted to write a book?
I’ve kept my goal-planning records from many years ago and one of my “bucket list” goals was to write a children’s book. I’m excited to report that I’ve surpassed that goal with three children’s activity books pubished in the last few years: Trees of the Book-Learning from God’s Creation, Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation, and Super Simple Animal Crafts.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
Never, never, never give up. Some days, weeks, and even years can be discouraging but if you keep moving forward one step at a time, you will reach your goal.
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Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever had a great writing idea?
I actually get a lot of devotional thoughts when I’m snowmobiling with my husband. Last year, I collected a number of these articles together into a short devotional called Think Snow.
What epitaph would you like on your tombstone?
“Well done good and faithful servant.”
What is your mission in life? How did you arrive at your current mission?
I believe that prayer & Bible study are to the spirit what exercise and healthy eating are to the body, and I want to share this with women. My story is included in the Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider – A Personal Makeover: Inside and Out.
Your signature book is Fit for Faith. What is involved in the 7-week program?
The Fit for Faith program starts with developing an action plan that includes exploring benefits and success strategies of exercising, feeding, and stretching the body and the spirit. Then, the reader moves into implementing the plan through a daily program of prayer, Bible study and tracking of healthy habits. Each week is capped with a review that is a natural lead into the next week.
What are the benefits of the program?
It’s like having your own personal trainer, without the cost. There is a ton of useful information that helps the reader wade through the myths and misconceptions that are out there.
It’s an awareness program. The reader is accountable to record their activities, and this helps to recognize where their strengths are and what areas they need to improve. It’s a lifestyle change. Over the 7 weeks, the reader will gain habits that last a lifetime.
I’ve designed three online courses to help women change their daily habits to feel better about themselves physically and spiritually.
Fit for Prayer: exercise strategies to get in shape and prayer strategies to connect deeper.
Food for Thought: expert advice on healthy eating and simple strategies to study the Bible.
Flex your Spirit: stretching techniques toescape stress and journal writing to achieve a sense of health.
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