Author Q&A with Amanda Krill
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About Amanda Krill
Amanda Arthur Krill is an author, speaker and boldness coach. Her book, Mom Vs Debt: How I Paid Off $64k in Credit Card Debt in Under 3 Years (without becoming a stripper), is an Amazon Best-Seller and has been featured on NPR, ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. She has a passion for helping overwhelmed moms who are tired of living mediocre lives by teaching them how to tame the chaos of their everyday existence so they can start living a life they can’t wait to get out of bed for, every. single. day. You can learn more at https://justboldlygo.com
On to Our Interview!
Q: Tell us who you are and what inspires you to write.
A. Hi there. I’m Amanda Arthur Krill. I’m a mom to three teenagers, I’ve been married for 25 years and I have always loved to write.
I haven’t always had the guts to write – in fact, in college I used to turn papers in and run out of the room so I wouldn’t have to actually see my professors reading what I wrote.
Needless to say, I got over it.
The urge to keep writing and the need to be heard was more powerful than any fears I’ve ever had.
Q: How did you get to this place in your life? Share your story!
A. The short version of that story is that 16 years ago I had 2 toddlers + a baby and $64k in credit card debt that my husband didn’t know about.
I started writing, then a Virtual Assistant business, followed by a Web Design business, all while writing on the side.
2 years ago I wrote a book about my debt journey (I paid it off in under 3 years!) and started working on my current book because every time I read a story about another woman who did something amazing, I felt that more people needed to know about them.
Q: What are you most passionate about?
A. I am extremely passionate about helping women realize and thrive in their own power.
I want women to have the same opportunities that men have, without the need for them to use their “feminine wiles” to get further in life.
And I want my daughter, my granddaughter and all the daughters after to live in a world where all of that is possible.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your writing process, routine, and/or rituals around your writing?
A. Oh, I’m not sure I have one that would work for anyone else.
I write intensely until I run out of steam. Sometimes a few days, weeks, even a month.
Then I completely forget what I was doing, distracted by another project.
When I remember again, I’m on fire again and write non-stop.
The cycle repeats until the book is done. 😉
Q: What are a few challenges you faced in creating, marketing, or publishing your creative work? And your solutions to them.
A. Getting the word out, and sticking with the marketing is the biggest challenge for me.
So far, I just make things and then forget to talk about them.
I don’t recommend this strategy.
Q: What’s next for you in your creative work?
A. Feisty & Non-Compliant: Volumes 2-4.
I’ve got a lot more women to write about!
Feisty & Non-Compliant
Did you know that Amelia Earhart had no interest in airplanes until her dad convinced her to take a ride at an airshow?
Or that Jane Goodall didn’t have any scientific degrees and only got the gig with the chimpanzees because she was a secretary with no scientific bias?
Or that Fannie Lou Hamer’s path to becoming an activist for civil rights happened because she was the only sharecropper who could read?
Or that Annie Oakley really became a household name because her husband wasn’t intimidated by the fact that she was a better shot than he was?
And that’s why writing this book series was so important to me.
Because most little girls aren’t raised to think that they should take risks.
Or that they should trust their instincts.
Or that they shouldn’t minimize their intelligence.
I want to change that.
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