All Things Writing

A Chat With Author and Podcaster Kenny McKay

April 17, 2021 Bryan the Writer Season 2 Episode 11
All Things Writing
A Chat With Author and Podcaster Kenny McKay
Show Notes Transcript

Today I am joined by my friend, fellow author, and podcaster Kenneth J McKay who is written the books, Your Story is Worth Telling, Level Up, 30 Days of Thankfulness, and a couple of companion books as well. He is also the host of the podcast show, author your dream, he was born here in the US, but lives in the United Kingdom.

In this show we are going to tackle:

Q1) What was it that brought you to writing?

Q2) So, how do we integrate our own faith journeys into our writing, be it a non-fiction or a fiction story?

Q3) How is being genuine to who we are critical to our ultimate success?

Q4) How do we, as authors, rise above that din and make ourselves more noticeable in a world that is inundated with books.

Q5) What keeps Ken going?

Q6) What made you want to pivot to podcasting?

Q7) What was your favorite podcast episode and why?

Q8) Have you ever been in the middle of a podcast and had an interviewee say something that just knocked your socks off? What did they say?

Q9) What is the target of “Author Your Dream”? 

Q10) Lastly, and most importantly, how can people get a hold of you, read your books, and listen to the aswesomesauce you are creating?

Check out Author Your Dream here!

Find Kenny on Amazon.


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Thank you for joining me today on this episode of All Things Writing. Spring has finally cooperated a little and it looks more and more like we are finally warming up.

I love doing interview shows and I think if all I did was interview authors and people in the writing business, I would be perfectly happy. Thankfully, this is one of those days and I am thrilled to announce that I have joining me today, all the way from the other side of the pond, author Kenneth J McKay who is written the books, your story is worth telling, level up, 30 days of thankfulness, and a couple of companion books as well. He is also the host of the podcast show, author your dream, he was born here in the US, but lives in the United Kingdom. It is my great pleasure to welcome Kenny the show, welcome.

Response

Well, welcome to the show, I certainly appreciate you being here. So, I, probably like you, keep a close eye on statistics and I will bet you can’t guess what is the number one city is in the world, listening to the show?

 

Well, good guess. For the first time we have a clear 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the cities who have downloaded the most in the last 10 days. In the top spot, regaining a solid lead is my good friends in Atlanta, Georgia. BTW, Atlanta is on my short list of places I need to get back to. So much of that city I have not explored yet. Then we have Guiseley England in the second spot, then our good friends in Columbus, Ohio take the third. Thank you, all of my listeners, no matter where you are downloading from, I appreciate you taking the time to listen to the show.

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

 

Q1) You are a podcaster and a writer, and we will get to the podcasting in a bit, but right now I want to focus on your writing. What was it that brought you to writing?

Q2) There is something in the description of the book, “Your Story is Worth Telling” that I think is absolutely key to how we go about doing what we do as writers. Many Christians struggling to share their message effectively. I have always tried to impress on others, in my own faith journey, that being a good Christian in everything you do is important no matter if your job is a pastor or the local garbage man. We all serve, but understanding how we serve is important. So, how do we integrate our own faith journeys into our writing, be it a non-fiction or a fiction story?

Q3) How is being genuine to who we are critical to our ultimate success?

Q4) You are, like me, an indie. Writing is an uphill battle in many ways if you are looking at making a living at it anyway. How do we, as authors, rise above that din and make ourselves more noticeable in a world that is inundated with books.

Q5) I maintain that success is a matter of scope in how we determine our own measures of success. Sure, money is great, but there are intangibles which serve to keep us going. What keeps Ken going?

Q6) What made you want to pivot to podcasting? I know, at least for me, it was almost a natural outlet.

Q7) The podcast, author your dream, which I will include a link to in the show notes, has a lot of good interviews on it. I am curious, what was your favorite?

Q8) Have you ever been in the middle of a podcast and had an interviewee say something that just knocked your socks off? What did they say?

Q9) What is the target of “Author Your Dream”? 

Q10) How can people get a hold of you, read your books, and listen to the aswesomesauce you are creating?