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All About Kitty the Dreamer

Updated on March 22, 2018
A snapshot of me at the Grand Canyon.
A snapshot of me at the Grand Canyon. | Source

Hi, I'm Kitty.

Hi. My name is Kitty, but online most people know me as Kitty the Dreamer. I am a mother, a wife, a nurse, and last but not least I am a writer. Writing is my passion and has been since I was a little girl. I started writing because of my love for reading. My childhood was a rather tumultuous one, and the way I escaped was through engaging in a good book. I remember specifically reading the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, The Babysitters' Club, Goosebumps, and more. I was able to exit this world and go to another one simply by picking up a book.

My undying love for reading spilled over into a passion for writing by the age of eight. I particularly loved writing short stories, and I recall winning awards for some of those short stories in elementary school. One story was about being sent away to a boarding school where we were made to wear clown costumes and eat cold oatmeal for every meal. Apparently my teacher thought it was entertaining.

I continued to write into my teenage years and still have a couple composition books filled with angsty teenage poems and love songs. None of which would make a lot of sense now but made complete sense to me as an angry, heart-broken hormonal adolescent. Once I made it through my teen years, I struck out on my own as an adult. I left my home in Maryland and moved south to Florida, taking my love for the written word with me.

About four years ago I saw an ad on Facebook for Hubpages...they were calling for writers who wanted to write online and make money at the same time. It sounded too good to be true, so I signed up and began writing hubs right away. It took me a lot of dedication, time, and effort to build up to where I am now on Hubpages, but it was worth it. I've learned so much along the way about writing and about what people enjoy reading in general. I would recommend Hubpages as a platform for serious and passionate writers.

Soaking up the energy of a one-hundred-year-old tropical garden!
Soaking up the energy of a one-hundred-year-old tropical garden! | Source
Two ravens calling out to me during my travels.
Two ravens calling out to me during my travels. | Source

Things that Inspire My Writing

So I wanted to explain a little about the topics that inspire my writing. You will notice that I write a large potion of my articles on the topic of the paranormal. Why is this? As a young girl, I had many experiences with what people might call the supernatural, things that cannot be explained by science. These experiences continued into my adulthood and sometimes still occur today. Because of these experiences, I have found a fascination with anything that goes bump in the night but to be fully honest my favorite thing to write about is fairies! I have no real explanation for my obsession with the wee folk, other than I am just drawn to the topic. I have been researching and studying folklore on fairies for over ten years now and have had a few experiences with the fay myself!

Ancient history has always inspired and delighted me. As a child, I would imagine myself living in ancient Egypt or Ireland during the Celtic age. Today I love researching alternate theories of the birth of man, and I have a love for reading about lost civilizations like Atlantis and Lemuria. I believe there is a lot more to man's evolution than what science and society would lead us to believe. You might also see me write about past decades and centuries, especially Victorian times and mid-twentieth-century.

My readers also find that I write about new age topics, as well as metaphysics. This is because my open mind is always seeking answers to life's big questions. I am a lover of crystals and stones, as well as herbs and teas. I believe that we are all connected to one another, and that we are a part of the Universe just as the Universe is a part of us.

In addition to my beliefs influencing my work, I also have many favorites:

Favorite authors and writers: Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah Anne Lawless, CS Lewis

Favorite Hubbers: Nell Rose, Dolores Monet, Phyllis Doyle, Carolyn Emerick

Favorite Books: Fried Green Tomatoes, The Mayfair Witch Trilogy, The Graveyard Book, Eleanor and Park

Favorite Movies and TV shows: Donnie Darko, Waking Life, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Avatar, Titanic, Harry Potter. Breaking Bad, Friends, Family Feud, Salem, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Alaska: The Last Frontier.

Favorite Musicians/Bands: Florence and the Machine, Brand New, Lady Gaga, Stevie Nicks, VNV Nation, Johnny Cash, Manchester Orchestra, all 80s pop and more.

The ibis...a bird that inspires one's creative writing side. One of my animal spirit guides.
The ibis...a bird that inspires one's creative writing side. One of my animal spirit guides. | Source

My Future Plans for Writing

Just like any other serious writer, I have many plans for my writing in the future. I plan to continue writing articles for Hubpages and improving and adding to the existing ones. But my biggest writing plans are to finish writing two novels that I started a few years ago. You see, I get these awesome ideas for fictional novels, start writing the novels, and then fall out of it after time goes by. Somehow I get busy with life and the novel-idea goes to the wayside.

My goal this year is to finish at least one of those novels by the end of Summer. Sound difficult? I have about 20,000 words written already, and if I write at least 1,000 words a day, technically I should be able to finish writing the rough draft within a few months. The editing process will take a bit of time, too. My dream is to become a published author. I don't expect to be a famous author, but I dream of having a moderate-sized following.

A snapshot of me on All Hallows Eve.
A snapshot of me on All Hallows Eve. | Source

Where Else Can You Find Me?

In addition to being a writer here on Hubpages, you can find me elsewhere on the internet, if you are interested.

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Wearing my favorite feather earrings and sunflower shirt.
Wearing my favorite feather earrings and sunflower shirt. | Source

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  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Nicole Canfield 

    5 months ago from Summerland

    Jean - I don't blame you for wanting to move to Seattle...I just came back from a trip to Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest is TOTALLY amazing! The vibe there is totally my style. I would love to read your book. Keep me posted as to when you publish!

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    Jean Bakula 

    5 months ago from New Jersey

    I hope you are making progress on your book, Nicole. I want to learn more about fiction writing too. I love teaching astrology and writing other articles about whatever interests me at the time. But I want to learn more about how to develop a plot, and have interesting characters. I had a great idea, but it's about a controversial topic and affected the life of someone I love very much. So although I could see it as a farce some days, others it would upset me. Maybe one day. I know it makes a good story and people will learn from it, even in a fun way, but it's too close to my heart right now.

    I always read as a child because of the scoliosis, and I still read two or three books a week. I am considering selling my house to move to Seattle. A friend said, "What will you do? Sit in a coffeehouse in the rain and write your novel?" He was being sarcastic, but yes, that's my dream! It always was. My son decided to change careers and if I move he will come with me, although I am sure we will make separate lives. I also have friends from HS living there, and most of my friends have passed on here. I still have some financial details from when my husband passed that need to be buttoned up, but then I'm free. I hope we get to read each other's books one day!

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    Lana Adler 

    2 years ago from California

    Thanks for sharing this! It's so rare to actually get to know a person behind the "hubber". What a great idea! Personally, I like the paranormal/spiritual stuff, so I definitely share many of your interests there.

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    Nicole Canfield 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    Daniella - Yes, she is a huge inspiration for me in my path and writing. Thanks for reading. I'm glad someone enjoyed it. LOL

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    Danielle Lopez 

    3 years ago from Spain

    I LOVE Sarah Anne Lawless! Nice to see someone else who finds her inspiring. :) And it's so nice to get to know you a bit better. Keep up the great work, Kitty!

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    Nicole Canfield 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    Akriti Mattu - I will try. :) You too!

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    Akriti Mattu 

    3 years ago from Shimla, India

    Always stay the same :)

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    Nicole Canfield 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    liladybugz26 - Thanks so much! Gotta love the paranormal. :)

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    Rachael M Ryhn 

    3 years ago from Cambridge, MN

    I really enjoy your hubs as a paranormal buff myself. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself here!

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Nicole Canfield 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    Thank you everyone for your support. It's nice to meet so many people with similar interests in writing and the written word in general!

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    Paula 

    3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Very nice to meet you Kitty and I appreciate the peek inside your life & loves. Apparently most writers enjoy a lot of the same things.....I noticed quite a bit that seemed quite familiar to me. Ah, but another era entirely, since you are a pretty little youngster and I a great-granny!

    Never mind the difference ....we are sister word-smiths under the skin!

    Peace, Paula UP /Awesome/Interesting..

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    Sheila Craan 

    3 years ago from Florida

    Hello Kitty, I look forward to reading your hubs on ancient history and how you perceived the research you did in your mind. If you could draw a picture of your vision and post it along with your story that would be totally great. Best Regards.

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    Kristen Howe 

    3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Thanks for sharing your story, Kitty. It's good to get to know the inside look of your life. Good luck with your novels. I'm here to help if you need it. Voted up!

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    poetryman6969 

    3 years ago

    I look forward to seeing you write about strange and wonderful things.

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    Kristen Howe 

    3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Nice hub Kitty on getting to know you better. Good luck with your two novels. If I can help you out, let me know. Check out my writing hubs, too. Voted up!

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    Genna East 

    3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Hi Kitty. It was nice to “meet you” on Hubpages, and learn more about Kitty The Dreamer. You and I both shared a passion for reading at an early age. I wish you the best of luck with your novels!

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    Karen A Szklany 

    3 years ago from New England

    Hi Kitty! Thanks for sharing more about you as a person and as a writer. Enjoyed reading this hub and look forward to reading more of your writing.

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    Kildare05 

    3 years ago

    Thanks for writing this, kitty. It's nice to see someone share my same interests. I love your hub because I always learn something new. You write fluidly and I'm never bored with your topics. I look forward to whatever you do next!

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    Hannah David Cini 

    3 years ago from Nottingham

    A lovely article, I really enjoyed reading your story, thank you for sharing. I can identify with finding writing through a love of reading. I look forward to reading through some of your work.

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    DavidCombs 

    3 years ago

    Hi kittythedreamer! How lovely of you to share a part of you. I see we share a passion I also have an interest in the Celtic age and all things Irish

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    Heidi Thorne 

    3 years ago from Chicago Area

    So nice to learn more about you, Kitty! All your hubs are so fascinating and entertaining (though I've gotta admit I'm partial to the paranormal and New Age topics). Thanks for sharing yourself and your work with us!

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    Roberta Kyle 

    3 years ago from Central New Jersey

    Hi Kitty... loved reading about the woman behind the words and thank you so much for sharing. I was fascinated by ancient Egypt as a child and used to imagine myself there. Not prone to psychic experiences myself, but love reading about them and really have enjoyed your hubs for years. Also, share your enthusiasm for Anne Rice and CS Lewis, two of my favorite authors. I'm a Johnny Cash fan too :-) Loved the hub and feel like I know you better now. Voting up and awesome.

  • kittythedreamer profile imageAUTHOR

    Nicole Canfield 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    aesta1 - Thanks for reading!

    Larry - Thanks for the support.

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    Larry Rankin 

    3 years ago from Oklahoma

    Really enjoyed this personal profile.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    Mary Norton 

    3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for giving us a peek into who you are. I hope you finish your two novels soon. Best of luck.

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