Kathryn Collett

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Sibley, Iowa, The United States


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Kathryn Collett is a successful businesswoman, author, wife, mother, grandmother and lifelong Christian. Having spent almost three decades as a marketing executive for a major broadcasting corporation, Kathryn has amassed a wealth of knowledge about varied topics and interests. That knowledge inspired a passion for outreach ministries with a special interest in creating fictionalized stories to make the Bible and its tenets accessible and real to non-believers as well as to long-standing Christians.

As a lifetime book lover and history buff, she is particularly interested in bringing stories of minor characters in the New Testament to life through Christian Historical Fiction. Her long-term plans include building a brand around her books and

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Kathryn Collett The stories in the Bible can sound very staid and unapproachable if you read them as a modern person trying to attach modern circumstances and modern …moreThe stories in the Bible can sound very staid and unapproachable if you read them as a modern person trying to attach modern circumstances and modern motivations to them.

I had a natural curiosity to know more about the story behind the story of this woman, Phoebe, who was chosen by the Apostle Paul to carry his letter from southern Greece to Rome to the first century Christians living there. The first century Roman Empire wasn't particularly kind to women and their aspirations. In fact, women's activities were curtailed in many respects. I really wanted to imagine a believable backstory for Phoebe. The Apostle Paul is often portrayed to be a sort of misogynist, so why would he choose a woman living in a small Greek town south of Corinth to carry his precious and important letter on a nearly 1000 mile journey? That was my starting point.

Great storytelling is the thread that connects generations. No matter the time period, the challenges of humanity remain the same. Love, jealousies, the quest for power, sin, redemption, family struggles...the list goes on. The issues we face are timeless and universal.

From an early age I've been fascinated with books that transport me to another time and place. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, Esther Forbes Johnny Tremain, Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and My Antonia, are a few of the books that had a lasting impact on me. Those stories made people and places real to me, even though their life's circumstances were vastly different from mine. I learned valuable lessons from those books. I believe Christian historical fiction can have the same impact on readers.(less)
Kathryn Collett Write. Just write. If you want to be a writer, or you want to be a better writer, the key is to schedule time to write everyday. Be consistent. The mo…moreWrite. Just write. If you want to be a writer, or you want to be a better writer, the key is to schedule time to write everyday. Be consistent. The more you write, the more you'll quiet your inner critic.(less)
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Phoebe's Journey Part 1: The Legacy (History)
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Description: Phoebe's Journey: Part 1 The Legacy In this first book in the Phoebe’s Journey series, privileged, impetuous, beautiful and headstrong Phoebe finds herself at the center of a power struggle when her father dies unexpectedly. Although she is just a teenager, Phoebe is determined to protect her father’s legacy as a leader of the Christian church and successful businessman in Cenchrae, Greece. Phoebe is unwavering in her efforts to retain ownership of her family’s lucrative Greek shipping agency, regardless of the roadblocks she encounters. Evil jealousies, resentment, and power struggles, conspire against her. Even Phoebe’s lifelong friends and family have their doubts and shake her resolve, causing her to question who she can trust and if her love is misplaced. Meanwhile, just north of Phoebe’s hometown of Cenchrae, the Apostle Paul is struggling to make ends meet alongside fellow tentmakers Priscilla and Aquila in the city of Corinth. When their paths cross, an unlikely partnership is formed between Paul and Phoebe. This richly imagined backstory of the woman, Paul called “worthy of honor among God’s people,” [Acts 16:1-2] brings texture and nuance to first-century life in the Roman Empire. Corinth is no longer just a dot on a musty map. Experience the excitement and the debauchery of the marketplace, known as the Agora. Enter the hushed halls of Proconsul Gallio’s villa. Meet soldiers, servants, and gladiators. Suddenly, life at all levels of society from the mariners to the merchants and the military to the synagogue leaders and the `Corinthian girls’ is real. If you like historical Christian historical fiction books like those authored by Francine Rivers, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Tommy Tenney, you'll want to reserve your copy of Phoebe's Journey Part 1.
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