Thursday, 12 June 2008

Five Quick Questions with Kelly Curtis

Kelly Curtis, M.S., is a school counselor, writer, speaker, and believer in the power of the Developmental Asset approach. Her book, Empowering Youth includes tips, activities, and real-life stories to inspire youth workers, teachers, parents, and other caring adults to empower young people.

Kelly has kindly agreed to join us and answer five quick questions.

What's one thing we may not know about Kelly Curtis?

I homeschooled my kids for one year, while we transitioned from one school district to another.

What television show would you like to make a guest appearance on?

Hannah Montana. My kids would flip!

What's your greatest sporting moment?

I showed horses as a kid, and I'll never forget winning English Pleasure at the International POA show, on a three-year-old gelding. We were both underdogs.

What's your ideal holiday destination?

That depends upon which holiday! In the winter we love anything on the west coast of Florida. But in the summer, there's no better place than our lake cabin in northern Wisconsin.

How many comments to this blog post would I need to have you read and comment on my first thriller, The Interrogator?

Hahaha! None! I'd love to read it! Umm, I mean I'd need to see a minimum of 15 comments for that (Thurston Howell III accent.)

Thanks Kelly. Please check Kelly's website for details of her writing and her blog, which features a series on becomming a writer.
JJ

26 comments:

Leanne Cooper said...

Sounds like you have led a happy and contented life. Showing horses must have been amazing, however homeschooling your children. You must be commended for this!!! How completely brave of you. Not only for having the patience to teach them but feeling incapable of giving them the best intellectual start in life.

Leanne Cooper

Leanne Cooper said...

* I meant capable.....obviously not incapable........

WendyCinNYC said...

My daughters would flip about Hannah Montana too.

Your book sounds interesting -- I'll have to check it out.

Dawud Miracle said...

I'd love to hear more of your horse competition story.

Lisa said...

I agree, I think your books sounds really interesting.

kmunse said...

I would love to be on Hannah Montana too. My kids love that show. I also homeschooled all of my kids for one year. Sounds like Kelly and I have a bit in common.

Alex Shalman said...

Yea I think that would be really sick if your kids saw you on their show... don't even tell them you are doing it, just surprise them.

Mig said...

I am quite familiar with Kelly's work, especially with her blog. The book you mention must be awesome - I read the free samples on her site and can hardly wait for the release.

The interview doesn't reveal any surprising traits, but it's great to see her work acknowledged this way. In a web overcrowded with irrelevant information, Kelly is certainly a breath of fresh air.

Summer said...

Nice interview.

Jay said...

Well, well, well, looks like I'll be the 10th comment to help out... lol

But I was hoping the interview would be a little longer :-)

Jay
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ep said...

hannah montana? really? i'd have to say having a guest spot on that show would be very fun indeed!

Karen Lynch-Live the Power said...

Whoohoo....my kids would just be in heaven if I was on Hannah Montana too. Maybe we could go on together, ;)

I'm looking forward to your book

Robin said...

How much do I love that some of your questions I KNEW the answers to and some of them surprised me (hello...HANNAH MONTANA? I think it would be my SONS who would flip out!).

Thrilled for you, Kelly, and I hope your book exceeds even your expectations in sales!!!

K. Stone said...

Two questions:

1. What is your best tip for someone interested in starting homeschooling (kindegarten aged child)?

2. Is it possible to do half year home school and half the year public school?

Thanks! And Congrats!

sopraize said...

Several of my friends are homeschool their kids. Question? Is this some sort of new phenom?

JHS said...

You got 15 comments, so time to start reading!

John - Chapteread said...

thanks for the interview!

Kelly @ Pass the Torch said...

This was such fun! Thanks for the interview, JJ! I'd love to start reading!

And for the questions asked in comments, here are answers:

K. Stone - I hosted a Homeschool Tips project last year that would be a great start. And homeschooling half a year can cause of challenges socially (coming into a classroom where friends are already established), but if done for the right reasons, I think those social concerns can be managed.

Sopraize - I had no idea how many homeschoolers there were until I became one myself. I also did not know how well they do it. I think it's becoming more and more common for families to make this choice.

JJ Cooper said...

Thanks Kelly. It's been a pleasure hosting the interview.

JJ

Laurie Ashton said...

You know, I don't even have a clue who - or what - Hannah Montana is. Perhaps I've been living in Outer Darkness for just a tad too long?

Kelly @ Pass the Torch said...

Hehehe - Laurie, don't feel bad. That just means you don't watch the Disney channel. Or you don't have an 11-year-old daughter;)

Vivencel said...

really interesting stories

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA said...

book sounds awesome.

SeaBird said...

Both of these books sound interesting!

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