Best-selling author Kathleen Fuller on romance, crochet and her process | News


Kathleen Fuller was born in New Orleans. His father was in graduate school at the time, and 11 months after he was born, he moved with the family to Little Rock to teach at UAMS after completing his doctorate at LSU.

Growing up in Little Rock, Fuller never thought she would write for a living. “I loved to read,” Fuller said. “I was a voracious reader and used to get in trouble at school and get in trouble at home reading with a flashlight.”

Fuller earned an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in special education from UALR and planned to become a teacher. She married soon after and moved to Ohio where she and her husband began raising their children.

“When my children were very young, I read a lot of Christian fiction,” she said. “I just thought, ‘You know, I’d really like to try that.'” As Fuller found she had the drive, the next step was to learn to write.

“I had to learn the trade,” Fuller said. “Being a reader has really helped me. I write what I love and what I love to read. It has really given me a head start.

January 1, 2000 was the year Fuller decided to write. Back then, the Internet was not in the extended state it is today. Fuller had to enroll in a correspondence course to learn the ins and outs of professional fatherhood.

Throughout the three-year course, Fuller learned to write in both fiction and non-fiction genres. “I also joined the Fiction Writers of America, a group of American Christian fiction writers, and had to audition for a critics group,” Fuller said.

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