Do you write full-time now, or do you have another job, too?
I do my best to write full-time, but I don’t earn enough money from book sales to make a full income, so I do other things – related to writing – to make up what I need.
I work as an editor.
I lead writing workshops for adults and for children.
I speak at conferences.
I do author visits at schools and libraries.
I also teach writing classes and have worked as a Writer in Residence for public libraries in East York, Toronto, Kitchener, Wellington County and Vaughan, and for the Writer In Electronic Residence program which linked me via computer to student and professional writers all across Canada.
Now you know why I say I ‘do my best’ to write full-time. It’s not easy to make a living by writing alone!
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.