Takeover Tuesday

Takeover Tuesday with Kathy McKinsey

Happy Tuesday!

We have a guest blogger today. Kathy McKinsey has graciously offered to share about her upcoming release, Millie’s Christmas. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with her!


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My Christmas story, Millie’s Christmas, will be released October 22.

This story was completely different from what I normally do.

I wanted to have a project to get myself in the habit of writing every day. It was December, so I decided to do a Christmas story.

I loved sharing stories with my children when they were young, either reading to them or making up stories. However, when I write, I am most comfortable with women’s fiction.

This December, I had the idea of writing a story from a cat’s point of view.

I planned nothing ahead of time. I started out just by writing down whatever came into my head that day, and God gifted me with one of my favorites of all my stories.

Ruthie says Millie will love Christmas. Ruthie is Millie’s best friend, so she’s sure Ruthie’s right, but why does Millie keep finding Ruthie and her brother Jake crying?

Millie, an orange kitten, shares about her first Christmas. Her best friend Ruthie, six years old, teaches Millie about Christmas—food, decorations, music, presents, and Jesus!

Millie’s friend Bruce, the family dog, also helps her celebrate Christmas, and sometimes gets her in trouble.

When Ruthie’s big brother Jake breaks his ankle, Millie learns about sad things, like divorce, when Jake can’t visit his mommy for Christmas. Millie watches Ruthie’s family love each other through the sadness, and find joy in Christmas.

First off, I want to say that I am in no way comparing my writing with that of C. S. Lewis. However, in the same way the Chronicles of Narnia can be enjoyed by both children and adults, I believe Millie’s Christmas can touch people of all ages.

For kids, there’s cute kitten and dog fiascos, sparkly Christmas fun, and the love of Jesus.

For adults, there are more subtle relationship moments, as well as cute cat and dog fiascos, and the love of Jesus.

Millie’s Christmas has fun and humor and sweetness and joy.


About the Author

A Christian, wife of more than 30 years and counting, shamelessly proud mother of five, vision rehabilitation therapist, author.
I grew up on a pig farm in central Missouri, and I’m proud of it. I have a bachelor’s degree in counseling from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s in rehabilitation teaching of the blind from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
In 1987, I married Murray when we’d known each other for only six months and dated for two. After more than 30 years, we’re still praising God for bringing us together. And did I mention I have five children?
I’ve worked as a secretary and vision rehabilitation therapist. I am certified from The Library of Congress as a Braille transcriber and Braille proofreader. I was a published author as a teenager, and now after more than 30 years of little writing, I am back to it again, one of my biggest life dreams.
My dream is to write Christian fiction, showing how God’s grace continues to save us every day after we first become Christians, and humorous stories about being blind, sometimes stumbling, but always managing to get up.

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About the Book

Ruthie says Millie will love Christmas. Ruthie is Millie’s best friend, so she’s sure Ruthie’s right, but why does Millie keep finding Ruthie and her brother Jake crying?

Millie, an orange kitten, shares about her first Christmas. Her best friend Ruthie, six years old, teaches Millie about Christmas—food, decorations, music, presents, and Jesus!
Millie’s friend Bruce, the family dog, also helps her celebrate Christmas, and sometimes gets her in trouble.
When Ruthie’s big brother Jake breaks his ankle, Millie learns about sad things, like divorce, when Jake can’t visit his mommy for Christmas. Millie watches Ruthie’s family love each other through the sadness and find joy in Christmas.

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2 thoughts on “Takeover Tuesday with Kathy McKinsey”

  1. This sounds like a very good and very cute Christmas book, I love, love the cover , it is Beautiful! I sure would Love to read this book. Thank you for sharing this book review. God Bless you.

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