Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Warm Welcome to Kimberly Rose Johnson

Welcome, Kimberly. Glad you stopped by for a visit with us!
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.

If your book was made into a movie, who would you want to play the lead role?
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.

Buy her book here:

About Kimberly:
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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KIMBERLY is giving away a copy of A HOLIDAY PROPOSAL. 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 can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


cjajsmommy said...

I am guessing that this book will be a fun read just in time to get me in the mood for the holidays. I'd love to win a copy. cjajsmommy at gmail dot com

Deb R.

Angela Holland said...

This sounds like a good book. I like reading holiday themed books to help put me in the mood. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

Deanna Stevens said...

This would be a great book to read during the Holidays!
dkstevensne (at) outlook .com

Patricia Bradley said...

I like the idea of a Christmas book a year. And this one sounds like something I'd love to read.

sm said...

Been to Leavenworth, WA and love Christmas fiction so would really enjoy this book. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful holiday book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good! :)

Kimbelry Rose said...

Thanks, everyone! I love reading your comments, they are so encouraging. :)
I love Leavenworth, sm. I hope you get a chance to read the entire series. The first book, The Christmas Promise, has an actual picture of Leavenworth on the cover.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly. Sure enjoyed this post. Glad you visited the BDBL. I love this one. Looks like you have a good start on the Christmas books. I always love reading Christmas Books. I love the pictures. One of my older sisters skated and danced on them in a rink in Houston, TX. back in WWII , when I was in the 9,10,and 11 years ages. It was so fun watching them. My first skating was then, but on the sidewalks and streets where we lived. I remember a lot of parents on our block sat in the yards in the evening visiting and watching us kids. Later in my teens, we had special nights that we teens from church , with a sponsor, we all loved, took us to the next small town where they had a Roller skate Rink. So much fun. Then when we lived in Jackson Hole, WY. the winters were very long and my girls ice skated outdoors often. They begged me but I never got the courage. Looked harder with one bar down the middle of the shoe than 4 wheels. LOL The only Leavenworth I've heard is a Prison I would love very much to win your book. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

bn100 said...

Nice interview

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Kimberly Rose said...

Hi, Maxie.
I used to dream of ice skating as a kid. I loved watching the Olympians on television. Scott Hamilton was my absolute favorite--still is, even though he doesn't perform anymore.
I'm like you, I loved to roller skate as a child. I lived in skates there for a while. LOL.
I have ice skated a few times, and it's fun, but I'm much better at rollerskating. :)

sm said...

I would enjoy reading your book, A Holiday Proposal! I like Christmas themes. sm wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love reading holiday stories and this sounds like a sweet romance.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry S.

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