Meet Kathryn Burns, Author in Vintage Love Stories
Blunder Woman Productions, with the help of eight talented authors and nine equally talented narrators, has released a remarkable volume of short tales set before the age of the internet and cell phones. Vintage Love Stories features Kathryn’s Burns story, Didn’t It Rain.
We were able to chat a bit with Kathryn, and we’d love for you to get to know her, too!
What inspired your story?
When I learned about Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s impact on the world of music, I had to find out more. Once I discovered that she was a bisexual African American badass of a woman, I was feeling so inspired by her legacy, I knew that young women who saw her perform must have felt that fire as well.
What books have most influenced your life?
The books that have most impacted my life are honestly pretty common. Through the Harry Potter series, I discovered that reading doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Whole communities can form around magical writing. I find it really inspiring to know that people bond over shared passion for stories.
Another major influence in my life has been Sarah Dessen’s entire collection. She is a master at taking mundane, ordinary human experiences and turning them into the most beautiful, relatable writing. John Green comes to mind as well. I basically consider them the gods of contemporary.
What do you love most about the writing process?
What I love most about the writing process is taking these characters who were just a silhouette in my head and letting their lives unfold and their personalities take shape. They become their own entities once I put words to a page, and nothing can beat that feeling.
What do you hate most about the writing process?
What I hate most is obvious. There is nothing (and I do mean nothing) worse than writer’s block. Especially as someone who has a day job and little to no free time, it’s awful to finally have a spare minute to write and have my mind go completely blank.
ABOUT KATHRYN BURNS
Kathryn Burns is a bipolar, polyamorous, pansexual, cat-collecting novelist, feminist warlord, and wannabe programmer who uses entirely too many descriptors in the hopes that you’ll think she’s too busy and interesting to take two naps a day. You can find her novel, Elsewhere, on Amazon.