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The Well Author Interview and Giveaway

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Book:  The Well

Author: Cathy Primer Krafve

Genre: Nonfiction

The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversation

Does your spouse refuse to hear? Do your children stare without comprehending? Does your parent or boss habitually raise objections to your good ideas? 

Oh, the frustration! Conversations often break down instead of breaking through.

She changed from a woman alone to a woman of influence. Her faith transformed a whole community. How did she do it? In The Well, Cathy Krafve points out 40 strategies Jesus used to prompt authentic conversation—by analyzing just one conversation with the woman at the well.

These strategies will help you:

  • Initiate simple communication principles to transform all your conversations. Go from magical thinking to miraculous results in a matter of a few biblical truths.
  • Invigorate your closest relationships with terrific communication. Watch the ripple effect as your conversations spread truth and joy throughout all your relationships.
  • Inspire others through authentic conversations. Enjoy the intimate companionship our hearts all crave.

Are you ready to foster tender, effective conversations with everyone around you? Don’t miss your chance to transform all your relationships!

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy Krafve delivers creativity and encouragement in every word. Cathyputs a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths with journalistic fervor and a knack for story-telling.

Cathy and David, her husband of almost 40 years, live in East Texas, with their three grown children, two delightful sons-in-law and 8 grandchildren (so far) nearby. 

Author of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversationsand Marriage Conversations: from coexisting to cherished, she also hosts Fireside Talk Radio. Her weekly podcasts and blogs reach millions annually. Join the Fireside Tribe today!

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From Isolated to Influence

“He’s not listening,” Cathy fumed, as the civic leader towered over her. She went home and “plopped open” her Bible.

There’s got to be something here about people who don’t listen. She found over 40 ways Jesus communicated.

Plus, she gained new respect for one of the most fascinating women in scripture. Jesus, the Master Communicator, engaged the woman at the well in just one conversation. She immediately zipped from lonely to leadership. We can, too!

Queen of Fun and Coffee Cup Philosopher, Cathy Krafve delivers creativity and encouragement on every page of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversations.

Does your child stare back with dull eyes? A spouse who refuses to hear? A parent or boss who habitually raises objections? Oh, the frustration!

Conversations often break down instead of breaking through.

The Well is perfect for your book club, Bible Study, or Sunday school class. Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions, personal applications, and prayer.

Cathy puts a snappy spin on deeply spiritual truths with journalistic fervor and a knack for laughter and story-telling. A self-described “social dork,” her kryptonite is a bag of potato chips. Yep, a whole bag. Don’t judge!

Host of Fireside Talk Radio, her weekly blogs and podcasts reach over 3 million people annually.  She is also author of Marriage Conversations: From Co-existing to Cherished.

How do we go from isolated to influence? She understands good communication tools can change everything! Companionship begins with authentic conversations. Order two copies today; one for yourself and one to give to a friend!


Truth with a Texas twang spoken here!

Author Interview with Cathy

1. If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?

I only cook for people who love me unconditionally.

But, hey, I’ll do anything for my readers! So, last summer as we
planned our first live Book Tour, I was freaking out. How could I condense TWO books about healthier conversations down to a 15 minute speech?
Then, I thought of my Mom’s Hot Sauce Recipe. So easy! As I tossed the onions in my food processor I talked about the Super Power of Vulnerability. Because onions — and pain — make us cry, but teach us how to interact others in a more collaborative, comforting way. Very saucy stuff! I’m not sure about my “Julia Childs moment,” though. People kept asking to buy my cookbook. There’s no cook book. At least not yet! 😉 Obviously, since I only cook for those who love me unconditionally, I would invite Jesus to dinner. And serve homemade salsa. I’m guessing He loves all varieties of peppers. But since this is going out over the internet, I’m also going to invite Queen Latifah. Weird choice, I guess, for an old white Texas gal. But I really admire her spunk. So, if she reads this, who knows? Maybe she’d like to try my Mom’s salsa.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Both. I love getting ideas on paper. Very fun! But rewriting is
James Michener said, “I’m not a very good writer, but an excellent rewriter.” Editors transform my manuscripts into a work of art. I’m not bragging, just giving credit to those behind-the-scenes champions. I am grateful for all parts of the process, even the hard parts. Readers deserve an excellent book.

How did writing this book grow you spiritually?

Every word we settled on, every concept, goes through massive
scrutiny even before publication. Afterwards, even more. The process is humbling, invigorating, and, well, terrifying.
I constantly battle insecurity and fear. However, God just keeps showing up in my fearful places and comforting me. He reminds me to trust in Him and not my own understanding. Dave and I claim this verse a lot: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” —I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Especially with book projects, Dave and I step into fear so much it’s now a fun habit together. We love the adventure of seeing how God works.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

I work long hours four days a week, then take off Fridays to spend
with our grandchildren. Sundays the kids and grandkids come over for lunch.
Plus, my daughters and I interview folks all the time for our weekly podcast, Fireside Talk Radio, where we speak “Truth with a Texas twang!” Our main hobby/calling is changing our culture one healthy conversation at a time. I also love to read, garden, arrange flowers, paint, volunteer, teach, and speak. Even though that last one always gives me a trembly heart. When we’re really chill, Dave and I eat dinner on T.V. trays in front of an action movie. I usually read then, too!

5. Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.

For some reason, no one believes me when I say I’m insecure. I guess I have a big personality.
One other thing people might not know is I’m a wannabe artist. I paint small pictures—butterflies and flowers mostly. Then take them to Anna Pierce, our daughter, to fix them. You could call her my “art editor!”

Thank you Cathy, for letting us get to know you better!

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To celebrate her tour, Cathy is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of both The Well and Marriage Conversations!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.