Updated: Nov 25, 2019
My name is Katie, and I've been a dental hygienist for 10 years. I have found over the last few years that writing and helping people are two things I can do as one! So I started this journey as an author! I have a children's book out, and the next one is due out in the Fall.
As I dive more into creative writing and finding what makes me happier; I have found that having a positive attitude towards everything in life, good or bad, makes me feel lighter and not bogged down by bad energy. It also has helped me open up more honest communication and I've seen a boost in my creativity as well! Bonus!
Last week, I went to an elementary school in CT to do my first reading of my book to a couple of 2nd grade classrooms. It was such an amazing and different experience for me. I've been a dental hygienist for 10 years and usually when I go to classrooms it includes oral hygiene instruction, reading a tooth related book, and demo/activity involving teeth. This was the first time I felt like an author instead of a hygienist even though my first book is actually about teeth. Instead of students asking me about brushing / flossing or visa versa, I was being asked about the writing process or creative writing in general. Or what I do when I experience writers block and struggle to complete a story. It was such a PAWSITIVE moment for me, and honestly one of my favorite days this year!
I'm so excited to see what this year will hold for me and what is to come with my new adventure as a self published author! I hope you'll come along with me in my journey!