Donya asked Kat Lehmann:

How do you find ideas for a book?

Kat Lehmann Thank you for your question! I write based on personal experience. I take time to unpack an emotion or experience until I discover its inner nugget of universality. I write with this in mind--that loss can arrive in countless ways but on a core, emotional level, there is connection to be found within experiences. There is connection along the path of healing from loss, of finding forgiveness and working toward a deeper happiness. The field of psychology is a science because some aspects of human experience are generalizable. When we combine personal experience with a deeper reflection on the universal connection it presents, the result can be deeply satisfying, profound, and worthy of further meditation. I reflect on these things as part of my own healing journey, and I share them because I know this connection exists. Our visions of where we are traveling might be unique, but we can hold each other's hands along the path, with understanding. I express these thoughts as beautifully as I can, through poetic prose, creative nonfiction, and poetry (short and long forms).

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