After Kathi Holmes was paralyzed, she turned her recovery experience into an inspirational story, I Stand With Courage: One Woman’s Journey to Conquer Paralysis. Kathi explains how instead of relying heavily on social media, she reached out first to local venues.
1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book. Pitch me your book in five to ten sentences.
Was it a miracle, God-given determination, or both, that lifted Kathi from the paralysis that blindsided her, confining her to a wheelchair?
No one wants to face such a life-changing health crisis, but Kathi takes us on her journey of creating a new life with a disability. With a husband also hospitalized, she is alone in her battle. A rehab center becomes her home while she searches for strength of body—and mind.
See how acceptance, determination, courage, and faith can overcome the challenges of everyday life.
Reading about her progress, you realize she is just like you—an ordinary person who accepts and achieves the challenge to accomplish extraordinary feats, inspiring us by her power of faith and determination.
2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?
Family, friends and acquaintances told me how my determination was motivating to them. I wanted to share a story of inspiration and hope to others facing live challenges.
3. You have not been traditionally published. Why?
I chose self-publishing because I could publish quicker than by submitting my manuscript to traditional publishers. Also, traditional publishers have cut back on marketing and much would be left up to me either way. Self-publishing has a much better image and is no longer considered second rate.