EP 228 | Write the Book with Kathy Buckworth

June 29, 2021

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Dreamed of writing that book, but haven’t quite gotten around to it? Meet Kathy Buckworth, a professional author with six published titles and counting. Kathy has some advice on how to get started, the perks of being an author and the merits of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

In this episode we learn:

  • you can’t know how you write until you write
  • some writers start with an outline, others are pantsers (writing by the seat of your pants)
  • if you don’t see it, write it
  • enter a contest to test your writing
  • for book proposals, you will have to identify your audience and your competition


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About Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth is an award-winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six non-fiction books, including “I Am So the Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family the Business” (Random House). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com and wherever books are sold. Kathy is a two-time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour and is the recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts. She has recently completed her second novel, and is also working on a screenplay, her first.

Kathy has been an influencer and broadcaster in the parenting market for almost two decades, and having recently become a grandparent, has turned her focus to addressing the challenges and opportunities which grandparents face.

Kathy is a regular guest expert on television across the country. She has a regular segment on CHCH TV, “Go to Grandma” which talks about the world of grandparenting in the 2020’s. Kathy runs regular media tours talking about products and service that grandparents are looking for, today. This lucrative and growing demographic is easily reached by this “granfluencer”.

She has over 18 years of corporate marketing experience, with CIBC, Royal Bank, Telus and Coca Cola Foods, including her last position as director of marketing for co-branded credit cards at CIBC. She has acted as spokesperson for a variety of high-profile companies including PC Financial, Alcon, TransUnion, Graco, Kijiji, Kobo, VTech, Pillsbury, and other brands.


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