Interview with Patricia Klinger Schrope

Author of A Child of The King

A Child Of The King

 

Where are you from originally and where do you reside now?

Pennsylvania, USA now in New Jersey, USA.

If you currently reside somewhere besides where you were born, what’s the story that lead from there to here?

I wanted to live closer to my two living daughters and my fantastic grand children.

What made you decide to write and publish your first book?

 “Initially I wrote to preserve the memory of Tracy Elizabeth to her little sister.  Shortly, I was prodded to share my story with the public.

How would you describe your books to first time readers?

Its many things, including hope, humor, faith and inspiration.  Ultimately it is a love story between a strong mother and her two young daughters.

Who do you feel is most likely to connect with the topics you write about?

Mothers, parents, anyone who has had trauma and loss in their lives. This is also a memoir about survival.

What unexpected or surprising thing did you learn during the process of writing and publishing?

 That “I could do it! That it resonated so beautifully with people of all ages.  This book is in libraries of hospitals and nursing schools, hospices too.  It is used several places to help with the process of grief and loss.

If you could, what advice would you give to your past self before embarking on this journey?

Get help with marketing and publicity.

How many people would you ideally like to reach with your books?

Everyone, because everyone has to confront loss and grief ultimately.  They need some tools for survival.

What has been the biggest challenge and frustration during the process to date?

 Publishing and marketing are not my strengths as I am primarily a creative individual.

What’s your biggest strength) has when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

I tell the truth.  I have been brave enough to share the very difficult times truly believe it was inspired (maybe by Tracy and by our heavenly Father because largely it wrote itself, with long passages waking me from my sleep.)

What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

As Above.

When do you think you will write your next book?

 I have no idea.  If I do, it will likely be something for young readers.

Are you self published or did you use a hybrid publisher, or a traditional publisher?

Self

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