Even as a young girl, author Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that’s her own five or the hundreds of students she’s been lucky to teach. When Kandi’s not spinning words to create stories, she’s using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership.
If you think the life of an author is glamorous, think again. I wish I had all day to write, but generally, my day starts at 5:00 am. By 6:30 I’m sitting in my chair writing for a half-hour. At 7:00, I wake up my youngest son, fix breakfast, and we’re out the door for school. My next 8 hours are filled with lesson plans, overseeing students, and trying to corral them to want to learn. Finally, at 3:30, I’m able to clock out and head home. Then I may be photographer’s assistant for Eric Wyatt Photography, work on my Young Living essential oil business, or draw. It’s one full day when I get to wear all my hats–teacher, mom, wife, photographer’s assistant, oiler, and artist.
I started writing just for my own kids. My youngest was in his early elementary years when I wrote Dragon’s Future. Since then, I’ve learned that my writing is a way to let the stories inside me out, but even more than that, a way to bring truth to light through fiction. Sometimes people will listen more openly to a story then they would to a sermon. So, I write to tell the truth.