1- ON-1 WITH KARA Q. REA
For The Art is Ours Blog with Kirsten Neill of Worthy Writers Editing
Hi Kara! Please introduce yourself and share 5 fun facts!
Hi! My name is Kara Q. Rea, and I am an emerging author based in New England. My first published short story, ‘The Burn Pile,’ will be featured later this year in the Running Wild Press Anthology of Stories: Volume 5.
Here are five fun facts about me!
I am a full time work-from-home mother to two little girls ages 4 and 2, and we are expecting a baby boy in late May!
I was born and raised in Massachusetts, but I lived in Texas for a few years and will always have a soft spot for that beautiful area of the country. Maybe that’s because I met the love of my life out there before dragging him back to gloomy old New England to marry me. (Just kidding, he loves it here.)
I started keeping a journal at age 8, and the things just escalated from there. I had already written, typed and edited six (terrible, horrible) novels by the time I turned 15. Around that age my focus began to shift to other things…
I spent almost my entire young adult life training to be a professional ballet dancer and against all odds, I was actually able to do it! I toured briefly with the Eugene Ballet Company before “retiring” at age 23 to a regular job and a regular life. (Bonus fun fact—that’s how I met my husband! He was a professional ballet dancer, too!)
After all that, I ended up going to the University of Massachusetts and majoring in Accounting. (What was I thinking?)