Q & A
Kimberly Gowdy on Writing The Colorless Womb
WHEN DID YOU FIRST TAKE AN INTEREST IN WRITING?
I’ve always loved to read; my first book was a Harlequin romance novel. I love the written word and how it allows you to imagine the look and the settings of the characters. So, when so many people expressed their love for my story, I knew that would be my first attempt at writing. I started and stopped writing the book over the years. Once I became determined to tell my story, it took only a few months. Since this is a true story, it was just a matter of telling my truth, and no one can tell your story quite the way you can.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THE COLORLESS WOMB?
Honestly, friends and family confirmed what I already believed—that my story needed to be shared with others. But what made me determined to complete it was the racial tensions in our country. I wanted to show the better side of who we are as a country, that some choose love over racism.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE READERS TAKE AWAY FROM THE COLORLESS WOMB?
It speaks to our better angels. No matter what your desire or dream, you should never give up. Blessings can come to us in unlikely ways. The book is a book that encourages—you will fall in love with the character and cheer her on until the end.I also hope that The Colorless Womb helps to break some of the stigmas of infertility, and society’s popular opinions on when and how people should become parents.
DO YOU HAVE PLANS TO WRITE MORE BOOKS IN THE FUTURE? IF SO, WILL THE BOOK BE A SEQUEL, OR WILL IT BE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT TOPIC?
I do plan to write another book; it is on an entirely different topic. However, as a MOBY, "Mommy Older Baby Younger," I can see a book that chronicles that life of older motherhood.