Welcome to March! Raise your hand if you’re looking forward to spring. Here in Colorado snow took it’s sweet time coming but then has stayed with us ever since. I’m ready for green grass and flowers. We Kastners also in the middle of a massive decluttering project and packing up the rest of nearly everything in our house so we can put down new wood laminate flooring to replace this awful carpet, and we’ll be having a paint crew in to repaint walls that haven’t had a new coat of paint in over 20 years. I’m feeling totally overwhelmed but keep telling myself it’ll be worth it in the end.
With all the stress flying in the air, I wanted to think of something fun for the blog this month and decided on a Five Things about Me post. I hope this will be interesting and you’ll learn something new.
Five Things about Deb Kastner
- When did you discover you wanted to be an author?
I was in elementary school when I first discovered my penchant for writing. My second-grade teacher asked the class to write a one-page story. I wrote twenty pages. And my teacher read it aloud, much to my introvert embarrassment.
- If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I always thought casting for movies would be fun. I also think it would be fascinating to host whale watching excursions, because I’ve loved whales and dolphins since I was a kid. I romanticize the idea of over-the-road trucking and seeing America, though it probably wouldn’t be as fun as I think it would be—not that it matters, because I could never drive a semi.
- What hobbies do you do, or would you like to do?
At the moment I’m crocheting a baby blanket for Emily, Grandbaby #3 due June 4th. I never crochet except when I’m making a baby blanket, first for my children and then my grandchildren.
I would love to garden, except for three things—I hate dirt, I hate bugs, and I kill plants. All plants, including house plants. I have the blackest thumb ever.
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’ve been to Ireland with a friend, but I’d really love to go back, this time with my husband, as my roots are Irish. Scotland and England, as well. I would love to see Italy and the Holy Land.
- Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Yes. There’s not really an either/or on this question. We have two dogs and two cats and a grand-dog that lives with us. I do lean a little more toward dogs, miniature schnauzers in particular, but my antisocial cats are pretty awesome, as well.
I’m also a horse person and have been since I was a little girl. I own one Arab gelding named Moscato, and I’m really looking forward to summertime when I’ll be helping with the Knights of Valorian, a kids program that teaches knighthood skills and the accompanying character traits (kindness, compassion, courage, honor, loyalty, integrity, truthfulness and respect).
So, there’s a bit about me. I hope you enjoyed this little glance into my life. Feel free to share interesting facts about you!
My next release is a reprint of one of my Serendipity novels paired with the wonderful Jolene Navarro called The Texas Soldier’s Match, available June 28th.