My Divine Detour

I first dreamed of being a writer when I was seven years old, and I pursued that dream through high school and college. After graduating with a degree in journalism, I received an unexpected job offer—the chance to move to Nashville and work in the music industry.

It was an exciting opportunity, and I put my writing goals on hold and moved to Tennessee. For a while I supplemented my income by writing music bios and magazine articles, but my full-time job eventually became an all-consuming career. It has been fun and challenging and fulfilling, and I can’t imagine my life without the unexpected turn it took.

But the spark of my passion for writing remained, and a few years ago I began writing again. I joined writers groups and studied the craft for the second time. After a few non-fiction successes, I eventually signed my second inspirational fiction manuscript to an agent.

A prominent radio talk show host recently commented how we often fail to see the solutions to those problems that are closest to us. From the distance of several decades, I can now see that my music career was a detour providing me with the experiences and knowledge I needed to write my novels. All along, God knew the best way to reach my goal was by way of His plan, not mine. I’m grateful for the Divine Detour He put in my life.

This website is about people whose names and/or work you will recognize. Those whose Divine Detours have taken them on noteworthy journeys in the world of music or writing. Sometimes both.

I hope you will visit often and let me share their stories.

~ Kathy Harris

2020-07-05T11:53:35-05:00 May 19th, 2010|Misc.|11 Comments


  1. Letha May 19, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Congratulations Kathy on your first Blog! Well done and I look forward to reading more. The premise is truly interesting…bring ’em on!

  2. Patti Shene May 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Great post, Kathy. This looks like it will be an exciting blog. Congratulations! I look forward to reading more.

  3. Carol May 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Kathy, your site looks fabulous! And I love your title and theme. Excited to read what you have planned.

  4. Linda May 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations, Kathy!!! I love the site and look forward to reading more! I’m so excited for you, even though I still picture us as second graders when we first became friends! I knew you could do this and I am so “stinkin’ proud” of you (to quote someone we both knew and loved)! Praying this site touches many lives!

  5. Meg Moseley May 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Hi, Kathy! Your site is beautiful. I look forward to reading about your literary and musical guests.

    I enjoyed meeting you at the Nashville seminar. Stay in touch!

  6. Laura Droege May 20, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Oh, Kathy, I love what you did with the ideas from the seminar! That photo works fabulously. 🙂 And I’ve got to say, I love the photo of you and your dog! I was actually thinking about you this morning and wondered what you were up to. Now I know.

    I”ve subscribed to the blog through my iGoogle account, so I’ll be sure to follow you.

  7. Amy Deardon May 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Kathy, Congratulations on your new site! It looks great. Now, what is your dog’s name? Have you bucketed out all the water yet from the Cumberland flooding?

  8. Chaz May 25, 2010 at 10:01 am

    You entered my life through one of my own Divine Detours ~ and what a blessing you have been (and continue to be) to me. My prayer is that this web site will bless not only those of us who know and love you, but also those who have not been fortunate enough to meet you. May God bring them to your virtual doorstep so that they will find the inspiration and encouragement that I know will be on these pages.

  9. Kimberley Woodhouse May 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Love the site! Can’t wait to keep reading…

  10. Linda Cox June 3, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Love the interviews!!!!!! That twisty-butt dancing conga line in heaven is going full steam! Way to go, Kate! Way to go!!!!

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