Today I have the pleasure of interviewing children’s author Keith Fechtman.
When you visit Keith’s Facebook page, you’ll see a slogan at the top that reads, “Change your life: One book at a time.”
This positive attitude is how Keith approaches life. Whether it be National Milkshake day or Christmas, each day holds new experiences and should be celebrated. Through his books, he hopes to uplift people and inform them about dyslexia.
Keith lives in Indiana with his family.
Now that I’ve introduced you to Keith, let’s get to know him a little better.
Hello, Keith, welcome to Angel Kiss Publications. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.
Thank you for having me.
What inspired you to be a writer?
My father wrote a book when I was younger, but it was never published because of the difficulty 30 years ago with getting a publisher. I wanted to follow in his footsteps but take it one step farther.
Is writing your full-time profession?
How long have you been writing?
Since I was a kid
How many books have you written?
Which genre do you write?
What do you find most challenging writing for this genre?
Making sure kids will enjoy it
What are you working on now?
3 books with illustrations
Where do you find inspiration for your characters?
From friends and family around us
What has been your most rewarding experience since publishing your work?
Kids reactions and running into old acquaintances that now have kids
Your books focus on a little girl named Malina with dyslexia. What inspired these stories?
Struggles as a kid with reading, writing, and spelling
What advice would you give to authors just starting out?
Make sure your stories are meaningful, inspirational or impact society
Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?
My goal is to educate those that might not know that they have Dyslexia or some form of it.
What message are you sharing in your books?
Challenges and how you can overcome them
What are your favorite books/authors?
Donald Miller—Building a Story Brand, Work Inspired—Aron Ain, Hank Zipzer—Henry Winkler
What are your favorite movies, TV shows?
Rocky and Star Wars
When you’re not writing where can we find you?
Gym, Running, Kid’s Events, Date Nights with Wife
Can you tell us a little about Kid’s Storybook Club?
Not really—never got it launched—still a dream of mine since most local authors go unknown for years. I just need the funds to get it going.
Sorry to hear that.
A movie producer wants to turn your book into a movie and you get to make a cameo. What would you do in the movie?
Play the Dad
An elf named 12-25 approaches you. He’s sneezing, wheezing, coughing and there’s a strange tattoo of a snoring dog on his cheek. What do you do?
First see if he is ok, then ask him how he got his name, next find out why he got the tattoo?