An ambitious mum from Hillmorton has self-published a spiritual novel – while bringing up twins.
Katie Golby, author of Chasing Rainbows, achieved her dream of writing a book as she was looking after her two-year-olds, Alfie and Izzy, and 11-year-old son Jack.
She said: “The book came to me fully formed in my head and I didn’t experience writer’s block once, which is very unusual.
“It took me a year to the day I picked up the pen to write it.
“I wrote as and when I could because I look after my twins and Jack so I couldn’t spend all my time writing.
“My husband Richard goes to work, so I’m always busy.”
Katie said the novel, which is available as a paperback and eBook on Amazon, is about a girl who is called on by angels to help people become more in touch with their spiritual side and be more loving and caring towards one another.
She added: “I always knew I was a bit different but about four years ago I met one of my mum’s friends who is a medium and she just saw something in me and drew it out of me.
“Since then I’ve got more involved with spirituality and it’s something I’m very passionate about.”
Katie answers questions from readers of Soul and Spirit magazine and is part of its ‘Ask the experts’ section.
She also runs her own website where she offers psychic readings, angel drawings and tarot card readings.
The 32-year-old put herself through university when she was a single mum to Jack.
“I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved and I think the book is really relevant to today’s world.
“For me, writing a book was just meant to be.”
For more information about the book, visit www.kateoman.wix.com/katiegolby.
Why self-publishing may work for you
The royalties can be better than the deals publishers offer
Writers may be charged a fee for publishing their book, but some companies such as Amazon provide the service free of charge
Books can be produced in paperback and eBook format, and online versions tend to outsell print
Authors usually decide the size of their books and which font is used.
Some companies only print books when someone orders a copy, so writers do not have to buy a large quantity of them and store them.