Fuel Your Creativity with Kay Springsteen

Please welcome Kay Springsteen to Fuel Your Creativity as she shares her eye for photography!

I have one of those personalities that must always be expressed via some creative outlet. I suppose that’s what my writing feeds – the need to create. KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThrough writing I can craft people, things, whole worlds. What I say goes, the ultimate control. As a kid I could see pictures in things like the grain of a wooden door or random print patterns in the linoleum200570_101284539881577_100000000949045_35484_5469216_n. Pansies had faces and snapdragons could really snap. But the ability to draw and paint what formed in my imagination remained elusive. Abstracts came well, and I have a strong sense of color. 38065_145482805461750_100000000949045_457025_3253364_nBut I longed to create a more realistic art – something I could hang on the wall and say “I did that.” So, when I got my first camera at about age 8 – way back when film was not cheap and developing it was sometimes prohibitively expensive – I began experimenting with the art of taking pictures, of attempting to capture on film the world as I saw it. 199775_100993936577304_100000000949045_24572_7462860_nWell, win some and lose some. With a film camera, you shot and prayed you got your settings correct for the outcome you desired. Major learning curve.UMB In today’s world of digital photography, however, you have only the initial investment of your camera. If you don’t get the picture right the first time, oftentimes you can just regroup and retake. Some members in my family are afraid to say things or tell me about their lives for fear they will end up in a story. 6520_101700983173266_100000000949045_50598_2001087_nOthers find themselves dodging the camera that seems to be surgically attached some days. Either way, my creative outlets – writing and photography – are about catching moments. When you add in my other passions of gardening, pet rescue, and family… well let’s just say I have lots of subjects to experiment on.



Coming September 30, 2014 from Astraea Press: The 13 of Hearts (Book 5 of the Hearts Series)

Peter “Rabbit” Kincaid wasn’t always superstitious but after several deployments with the US Marines, he’s picked up a few quirks. His last tour of duty didn’t go so well, and now he’s back home recovering from injuries and awaiting clearance to get back in the fight. The fight is about to come to him in a different way.

Melinda “Lin” Doyle is a two-time US Marine widow on the run from the fallout of an incident that threatens to separate her from her two children. Making their home in a motel where she works for board and half pay, with her oldest child attending school under an assumed name isn’t her idea of being Mother of the Year. Then again, neither is being at the center of a murder investigation.

Rabbit believes everything happens for a reason so when he and the young family cross paths multiple times over the course of a couple of days, he pays attention. Lin would rather the handsome Marine officer take his attention elsewhere before he ruins everything. How can they ever get along when everything they do appears to be at cross purposes?

Find out more about Kay and her other books:

Amazon author page:  http://www.amazon.com/Kay-Springsteen/e/B004RZUWLG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Find me on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Wordz.n.Pix

Author page (announcements): https://www.facebook.com/KaySpringsteen

Twitter:  @KaySpringsteen


  1. Patricia Kiyono · ·

    I love your photos, Kay! I agree about needing creative outlets other than writing. Congratulations on the new release!


  2. The photographs are beautiful. Now days kids have no concept of film and waiting, they are so adapt to instant gratification of seeing the picture. My daughter took several pictures in the spring of her tulips close up, then had them printed and she framed them and they are hanging in the foyer half-bath, really pretty.
    The book 13 of Hearts sounds like a fantastic story to read. Congratulations on another book and than you for sharing here with us.


  3. I love the pictures, and I can’t wait to read this book! 🙂


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