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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

One Word Interview with Fay Klingler

Today we have our first non-fiction writer in the writing chair. Welcome, Fay Klingler, author of numerous inspirational non-fiction books, including A Woman's Power, The LDS Grandparents' Idea Book, and Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery. She also has two new books coming out this March! We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together, and I Am Strong! I Am Smart! 

Stranded on a desert island! What's your must-have item?
A water purifier. (Of course that comes with a shaded oasis complete with an active spring in the middle! Oh, yes, and could there be a side pocket on that purifier that produces life-sustaining puree?)

A very practical answer! Especially the shady oasis part. 

If you could travel back in time, what ere would you visit?
You know, when I was younger, I thought I’d make a great pioneer during the 1800s or early 1900s. But lately, when my stomach is empty, I’ve wondered how some of my ancestors managed on little food and very scanty money. What era of the past to visit? No doubt one of the most wonderful times to visit would be the 1970s–1980s when my babies were young and active.

What a sweet answer. That sounds nice.
What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?
Abraham Lincoln. I have several questions for him and would look forward to a frank conversation.

Ooooh. Wouldn't that be great?
You're performing on Broadway. What show are you in?
Mary Poppins. I can really relate with her character role . . .

Yes, I can see that in you. :)
What one character trait do you feel serves you best?
Organization and leadership. Oops! You said one character trait. Hmmmm. How about the trait of organizationaleadership?

An excellent trait to have! However you spell it.

Thanks so much for being with us today Fay!

Fay A. Klingler, author and illustrator, is an award-winning creative and technical writer, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker for women’s groups and radio and television audiences. Her expertise includes successful patterns for life, betrayal recovery, and effective grandparenting. Her newest publications to be released in March 2014 are I Am Strong! I Am Smart! and We Are Strong! Mothers and Daughters Stand Together. Fay’s previous publications include: A Woman’s Power: Threads that Bind Us to God; Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery; Daughters of God, You Have What It Takes; The LDS Grandparents’ Idea Book; My Magnificent Mountain; The Complete Guide to Woman’s Time; Our New Baby; and A Mother’s Journal.

Fay loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at, contact her on Facebook at, or visit her website at

1 comment:

Terry W. Ervin II said...

More people in the world with organizationaleadership would be handy dandy :)