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Kathleen C. Perrin

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Kathleen C. Perrin graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with Bachelor's degrees in both French and Humanities. She is a French-to-English translator certified by the American Translators' Association, and is also an accomplished pianist and a music arranger/composer. While completing her education, Kathleen met a dashing young Frenchman, who later became her husband and greatly influenced her world view.

Kathleen has lived in Utah, New York City, France, and for eight years in French Polynesia (Tahiti) with her husband and children. While living in Tahiti she became a master scuba diver, swam with sharks, and even came to the rescue of a stranded Korean fishing vessel with her diving skills! She has worked professionally
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Thanks for your question. I have been writing all my life. I have written stories since I was a little girl, I constantly have stories…more
Hi Leentje,
Thanks for your question. I have been writing all my life. I have written stories since I was a little girl, I constantly have stories running through my mind, and I love words. I simply can't get all of my stories down on paper fast enough. If you go to my website at www.kathleencperrin.com then click on Blog (under "more"), then click on Dec 2014 and scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find a blog entry posted on 12/9/2014 entitled: "Of Words . . . " This tells a little of how my parents' experience of living through WWII inspired me to write. Today, my inspiration comes from my love of France, her beauties, and especially her mysteries. My husband is French, I speak French, and we have a little cottage in Brittany, so I get to do a lot of exploring in France!
I also find that inspiration comes to me in that phase of sleep just between being fully asleep and fully awake. When it happens, I jump out of bed, and get those ideas on paper before they are gone. My only limitation in writing is not a lack of inspiration. Rather, it's a lack of time. I just don't have enough time for writing because I not only work as a translator, but I have a full busy life with family, friends, hobbies, and Church responsibilities. I've never been bored and I have to carve out time to dedicate to writing. Thanks for your interest!
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Kathleen C. Perrin It seems like my inspiration comes when I'm sleeping! I can't tell you how many times I wake up early in the morning with new ideas. So, when I have…moreIt seems like my inspiration comes when I'm sleeping! I can't tell you how many times I wake up early in the morning with new ideas. So, when I have writer's block, I move on to reviewing and editing and hope that my creative juices will be flowing again the next morning.(less)
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