Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Warm Welcome to Kimberly Rose Johnson

Is there a story behind A Romance Rekindled?
We first meet, Susan, the heroine in The Christmas Promise, the first book in the series. As I was writing that book I realized Susan had a story to share so I dug deeper into her character and A Romance Rekindled is the result.

What’s your favorite genre of writing?

My favorite genre to write is contemporary romance.


Do you believe in writer’s block? If so how often do you get it? How do you fix it?

Yes, I believe that we writer’s have off days where nothing comes to us. It probably happens to me once a week. I will be writing and then all of a sudden I hit a wall. I will either stop writing and tackle it the next day, or go back in the manuscript to see if I wrote myself into that problem. I’ve discovered that sometimes I stray from my synopsis and when I do I run into trouble. Other times, I’m just too tired. My creative juices can’t flow when I not well rested.

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?

The actual writing takes place on the computer, but I brainstorm with paper and pen. I have a lot of spiral notebooks filed away filled with character and setting information.

How many writing projects are you working on right now?

Just one. I tend to make mistakes with character names and setting when I try to write two books at a time.

Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?

Yes, but I am horrible at punctuation, so I depend heavily on my critique group to help me out. I’ve taken classes on this subject and the stuff just won’t stick in my head—kind of like numbers, I’m hopeless.

Where do you most like to write?

I prefer to write at my desk in my house. I like absolute silence so I can hear myself think. When I write the story is playing out in my mind as if I’m watching a movie and a quiet environment is essential for me.

Does music help you write?

No. Not at all. I’ve tried to listen to music and write but discovered that I’m such a music person I end up counting the beat in my head, or focusing more on the music that what I’m writing. It’s a huge distraction!

How do you find the time to write?

Writing is what I do. When I was working outside of writing, I wrote when my kids were at school. I used to teach piano lessons after school.

Do you have a mentor? 

Yes, I have been very fortunate to have met someone early on in my writing that has taken me under her wing and guided me. I’ve learned from her more about publishing and writing than probably any one person.
She is more than a mentor. She is a friend I can turn to anytime, no matter what.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it? 

A Holiday Proposal releases in October 2014.

HOLLY Miller is excited to be starting her new job as a nurse at the medical center in town and is thrilled she scored Keira’s old apartment above the candy shop.


MATTHEW COOK knew his life would be different when his sister and niece came to live with him while his brother-in-law served overseas. But he never expected the adventures having a child in the house would bring. When his sister falls on the ice and injures her arm Matthew rushes her to the medical center in town and runs smack into the last thing he expected or wanted….romance.

Back Cover


 SUSAN HILL ISN'T READY TO FORGIVE 

The small-town CPA can't forget how Blake Mitchell jilted her and left their hometown without an explanation. But when her first love returns to Leavenworth, the ruggedly handsome writer evokes conflicting emotions, especially when Susan meets the child she assumes is his daughter.

Since his parents' deaths six years ago, Blake's been raising his little sister on his own. But he's never forgotten the woman he left behind. Now, he can't undo the past, but maybe he can change the future…if he can convince Susan to give him one more chance.




To buy her book:
Amazon Kindle
Christianbook.com
Barnes & Noble
Harlequin


About Kimberly
Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and is a graduate of Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons and their yellow Lab. Kimberly is an avid reader and loves romance, suspense, and romantic suspense. She enjoys playing the piano, hiking and coffee with friends. She loves hearing from her fans. You can connect with her on her website at www.kimberlyrosejohnson.com.

To connect with Kimberly:

Kimberly Rose Johnson is giving away a copy of A Romance Rekindled.  The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice -- once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post.)


Off to read another great book!
Sandra M. Hart

12 comments:

Donna Reimel Robinson said...

This is my kind of book, Kimberly! God bless you in your writing.

Donna

Nadine Keels said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest as well! nadine(dot)keels(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Thanks, Donna! I'm glad it's your kind of book. :)

Kimberly said...

Don't you love this part of the country, Nadine? I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. LOL that being said, I've never spent much time outside this part of the country.J

Kimberly said...

Thanks, Linda. I hope you get a chance to read it. :)

Anonymous said...


Enjoyed this. Would love a chance to win this book. Seems very interesting. Maxie
mac262(at)me(dot)com

Aerykah said...

Enjoyed the interview! I'm sorry, but I just had to laugh at the idea of requiring a "quiet environment" in order to write. Growing up in a house full of boys, I've become so accustomed to noise that I now find it difficult to get much done (especially writing) unless I've got some background noise. ;P

Thanks for the giveaway! :)
Aerykah
crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Merry said...

I love rekindled, second chance love stories!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Hi, Aerykah I've never been able to grow accustomed to noise. I have two boys, and accomplish very little when they are home.J
I'm easily distracted and have a hard time tuning people and noises out. My husband on the other is the exact opposite. I think the house could fall down around him and he wouldn't notice if he's playing a video game or reading a book. LOL

Kimberly said...

It's great seeing you over here, Merry.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read..Hope I win...
rita.navarre@yahoo.com

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