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Monday, October 30, 2017

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

Their passion for the arts divides them. Can they overcome their differences and find true harmony?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of Puzzle House, by Lillian Duncan, is:

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Congratulations! We'll get your e-book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary Christian romance, A Waltz for Amber (Sweet Rose Press, October 2017).

Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing.

She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I love flowers and I will sometimes buy them for myself even though I’m allergic to most of them.

They really do brighten up a room, don't they? I remember my father-in-law saying he always griped at his wife about spending money on them, until she stopped, and he realized how much he missed them.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of A Waltz for Amber.

Amber, a struggling dance teacher, is desperate to make a success of her studio. The quickly approaching Christmas recital should help except for one problem—the high school music teacher scheduled the holiday program on the same night, causing a conflict for her students. Will she be able to sustain her business or will she lose everything in the pursuit of her dream?

Chris is thrilled to be back in his hometown. However, his past won’t stay in the past, and the pretty dance instructor is a constant reminder of his failings. He wants to make up for his youthful mistake directed at her, but how?

What is it about Amber that will make your readers care about her?

Amber has a big heart, and she loves people. She faces adversity head on and she’s not a quitter.

What’s a news story from the last year or so that you think would make a good basis for a novel? 

The hurricane in Texas is sure to provide many writers inspiration.

Yes! Lillian Duncan said the same thing last week, and I mentioned that a novel was recently released based on characters during Hurricane Katrina.

What are you working on now?

I should be working on the next book in this series by the time this interview goes live, but at the moment I’m working on a new book. It’s a contemporary romance with mystery.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook
Twitter
My website: kimberlyrjohnson.com

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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Do you have a favorite season and if so, why is it your favorite?

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away a free e-copy of her novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Kimberly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. Many commenters are left out of the drawing because they forget to include a way for me to notify them of their win (their email).

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6 comments:

Kimberly said...

Good morning! Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Trish. :)
I have one updated answer to a question above. I am still working on the mystery I mentioned and ended up contracting a three book series for it and two more with Mountain Brook Ink. :)
I also had another series in the works that I will be independently publishing beginning in March of 2018. Because of this new development, I have decided that the Melodies of Love series will end with A Waltz for Amanda.

Stacey said...

Good Morning, Trish!

Kimberly, your novel sounds so fun and encouraging. I look forward to reading it.

My favorite season is summer because my birthday is in the summer so I have lots of good memories. I also love going to the beach and swimming.

Stacey(_)dale(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Hi, Stacy! Thanks for stopping in. Fall is my favorite season. My birthday is in the fall, but I never connected the two lol. I like your reasoning. :)
Happy Reading!

Trish Perry said...

I'm with you, Stacy. Summer for me. I love the warm weather and dread when winter is on its way!!

Becky Smith said...

This is one of my favorite authors, and a fun book to read! Because of Christmas, winter is sometimes one of my favorite seasons. But I love spring when all things are fresh and new. And I really like all of the seasons, because they make life interesting! I already have this book, but I couldn't help commenting and encouraging others that it is a fun read!

Kimberly said...

Thanks, Becky! I think Christmas is the only thing that makes winter bearable. lol We have such short daylight hours in the winter here.
I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

 

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