Available in stores + online July 7, 2012
About the Author
Kay Goldstein is a cook, writer, and teacher of meditation who was delighted
to find herself writing a story about star children. She is the co-author of A Book
of Feasts, Stories and Recipes from American Celebrations, and has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her own blog at www.kaygoldstein.com. Kay is married to Buck Goldstein, and they have two grown children.
She divides her time between Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
For more information: Kay Goldstein
Q and A with Author Becca Chopra
Becca: What is the underlying message of your book?
Kay: The underlying message of the book is that we are all spiritual beings on a human path and that with love, compassion and acceptance of who we are we can appreciate our unique gifts and use them to fulfill our purpose on earth. It is not that we won't fail to honor our own hearts or make "mistakes,' it is only important that we return again to who we are and what we intuitively know. Faith and courage are often needed to do this.
Becca: What inspired you to write it?
Kay: I had just finished a writing workshop and was driving along the coast seeing meadows and cliffs near the ocean. I was musing about what I would write about if I ever wrote fiction. The idea for the book came to me in a "flash" and I spent 15 years learning about the characters, their journey and about myself in the process. I kept returning to the book because I loved writing it and being in the beautiful world that was created there.
Becca: What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Kay: I hope readers will find inspiration, comfort, recognition of the common themes of our humanity, and a sense of possibilities in their life. I hope they find affirmation and kindness for who they are.
Becca: Where do you find your inspiration?
Kay: Many things inspire me. I am always uplifted by nature and try to spend as much time being outdoors as possible. My meditation practice, my meditation teachers and reading about spiritual teaching are always inspiring to me. I love all kinds of creative work including cooking, gardening, photography. I am often inspired by film, theater and other books.
Becca: What is the best thing anyone has said about your book?
Kay: So many readers have commented that they didn't want it to end. One reader said this: "I don't want it to end. Star Child captured my heart and mind from its first pages with a wondrous fable told with exquisite language, with gentle restraint, with love in its voice. This book is a gift of such generosity I scarcely know where to begin to praise it or how to thank its author for sharing her vision...."