How would you describe your writing in general to someone who hasn't read any of your books?
I write sweet Christian romance stories that appeal to women of all ages.
What inspired you to write A Holiday Proposal?
I’m not really sure. Matthew is a baker and my husbands family had a bakery in Leavenworth many years ago, so perhaps that’s where that part of the story came from. I’m not sure about Holly though. She just evolved in my mind.
How would you describe this book to someone in a 30 second blurb?
A Holiday Proposal is a story about love, family and moving past failures. Here is the back cover blurb.
Holly Miller Is Steering Clear of Mistletoe
Just out of nursing school, Holly can't risk any distractions. She knows a slipup could cost a life. Like the mistake she made years ago that still plagues her conscience. When she runs into old high school friend Matthew Cook, she hesitates to let romance into her life. Even if the handsome baker is as delectable as his fabulous pastries.
She didn't notice him back in high school, but things have sure changed. Now that Matthew has Holly's attention, maybe the holiday season is the perfect time for him to show her that she deserves to have it all—work, family, friends and a love that lasts a lifetime.
What do you hope readers will take away from your book? Or Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
My intended audience is romance lovers—women of all ages. My books are shorter in length 45,000 to 50,000 words, and move along at a quick pace. It’s nice to be able to sit down to read a book and finish it in a day and have that sense of satisfaction. J
Do you relate best to any one of your characters?
I suppose I can relate to Holly best. I am easily distracted and Holly is afraid that distractions will cause her to mess up on her high stress job as a nurse.
Although she’s a little too old now, a young Amy Adams would be perfect.
What's your next project?
The fourth and last book in the Leavenworth, WA series releases in January.
Do you have any writing quirks or quirky habits when you're on deadline?
I usually gain weight because I’m a stress eater—sigh.
What person or thing has been most beneficial to your writing career?
Writer’s confernces and my critique partners.
If money was no issue, what would you be doing right now? Where would you be?
I’d be traveling Europe. I’ve always wanted to visit there. J
What's your dream project?
I’m not sure, but I really enjoy writing Christmas books. I think I may plan to write one a year from now on.
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Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons, and their yellow lab. She writes sweet Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.
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