Peculiar Productions, LLC
It Started with a Book
Kathryn Lang started writing professionally in 2004 as a content writer. Later that year she landed her first job as a regular columnist for the Huntsville Times. Through her experiences with the paper and her work online, she launched her own website (originally titled the Proverbs Life).
The content created for the website became an eBook. The eBook grew into a print book which was independently printed after the tornados of 2011. Shortly after “Practical Proverbs” hit the bookshelves, people began contacting Kathryn about publishing their own books.
On more than one occasion, Kathryn watched as people poured out their life savings only to discover they would never be positioned to recoup the investment. Others were only trying to get a book for grandchildren but had to purchase a thousand books to get the eight they wanted.
“We knew there had to be a better way.” Kathryn shares. “I met with other independent authors, a couple of freelance editors, and a graphic artist. We all agreed that if we could work together then we could be in the position to help others navigate the publishing maze.”
Peculiar Productions was born, followed soon by the mascot, Pecu. “Being normal is over-rated.” The motto not only covered the publishing path they were trying to create, but it encompassed the idea that when you choose to live out your passion people (and the world) will tell you it’s not normal.
Called to Be Peculiar
You are uniquely designed on purpose and for a purpose. “You still have to pay your electric company or they leave you in the dark.” Keith Lang offers the hardscape side of Peculiar Productions. You could say he is the reality base while Kathryn stands strong as the dream ignitor.
“It’s not that you shouldn’t pursue your dreams. You should.” Keith adds. “You need to have a solid plan, a firm foundation of support, and a desire that will drive you through the storms of ‘I told you so’ and ‘have you lost your mind’ that will come at you when you dare to go your own way.”
Peculiar Productions began to plot a course that would help others not only recognize their uniqueness but to create a way to turn the passion, talents, and gifts into a profession. “We wanted to help you work in the field and area you loved so you would never have to work a day in your life.”
Living out your unique design may not be the ordinary way to do things, but it is the path to the extraordinary life. It may be peculiar journey, but it makes the journey well worth it.
All Together Now
The original group met a few more times, offering ideas of how to proceed, how to fund the project, and how to quit their prospective day jobs.
Slowly, the mission, vision, and business plan for Peculiar Productions took form. There was a place for editors, artists, marketers, communicators, coaches, writers, and so much more. The key was finding the people with the right passion for the right place at the right time.
The Mission of Peculiar Productions
– to help people turn their passion into a profession.
It is ALL about Relationships
The more Peculiar Productions grows, the more the value of relationships, connections, and engagement becomes obvious to all those involved.
“We are here to love God and to love each other. The rest of what we do needs to fall into one of these two categories.” Keith Lang has used this focus while teaching in a public school, acting on stage, and standing in the pulpit leading a church. “It’s not about me other than me being a conduit to touch the hearts of others.”
We want to connect with you and then we want to be in a position to help you in your journey.
You are unique. We want to work with you to uncover your uniqueness and then create a plan that will let you build on your uniqueness and find the profession that fits within those skillsets. Are you ready to experience a life beyond normal?
At Peculiar Productions, we know the struggle. We have been THROUGH the struggle. We are a group of writers, editors, graphic designers, and encouragers that have walked the path strewn with words.
This world is a stormy place – yes, a dark and stormy place. We are here to be a safe haven in the storm and a launching point for your independent writing career.