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Kathryn Guylay, introduce yourself, your writing and your books to our readers
I consider myself an “agent of change” hoping to make our world a healthier place. From kindergarten classrooms to corporate boardrooms, I have worked with tens of thousands of individuals to improve their health and happiness. I try to make wellness education FUN, thus the name of my latest website, makewellnessfun.com. Never wanting to be perceived as the food police or convey guilt, I use positive messages as well as games and activities to bring lessons to life.
I am a speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). I am the founder and executive director of Nurture, a national nonprofit that provides nutrition and wellness education to children and adults. I love collaboration; some of my favorite collaborative partners include Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Wellness Council of America.
I love spreading positive messages about health, and I have been featured on ABC TV, CBS, and over 100 radio shows. I also host my own radio show about wellness at KDPI-FM in Ketchum, Idaho. I love to write books that inspire people to live happier and healthier lives, and I am honored to be an award-winning and bestselling author of two books. My first book, Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes, presents stories and experiences from my own personal life, using skiing and snow sports as metaphors for success in life and health. My new children’s book, Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow, educates kids about the importance of eating a colorful variety of fruits and veggies. Illustrated by my son Alex, the book inspires children to try new foods through a very popular medium, Augmented Reality. This art medium mixes real life photography with Alex’s whimsical hand-drawn images, and creates a fun balance between reality and the magical world. The book has been a dream to create.
I learned early in life how the food you eat directly affects how you feel, and I quickly became hooked on nutrition. I fully embraced my passion for nutrition professionally after my kids were born, Elena in the year 2000 and Alex in the year 2003. I credit my family for supporting my continued passion for nutrition and healthy living. My husband Jeff is my trusted recipe reviewer and is a consistent Nurture volunteer. Both of our kids love growing and preparing food. To balance out all my work at the computer and desk, I love running, skiing, yoga, music and sustainable farming.
What’s the motivation behind your books?
What the hardest thing about being a writer?
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
Do you write every day?
Do you have a special place you like to write?
I need quiet in order to write. Usually, that means my office, with the door closed. Sorry kids!
How do you go about researching your books?
What is your editing process like? Do you have any editing tips?
What tips do you have for those aspiring writers reading this?
What writers inspire you?
What’s next for you?
How To Find Kathryn Guylay
- Kathryn’s Make Wellness Fun website
- Kathryn’s Facebook page
- Kathryn’s Twitter page
- Kathryn’s Instagram page
- Instagram page for Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow
- Kathryn’s website for Mountain Mantras book
- Kathryn’s website for Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow book
- Nurture Your Family website
- Healthy Kids Ideas website
Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow