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Monday, July 17, 2017

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

The theater ties them together but a painful past could pull them apart.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story, by Susan Page Davis, is:


Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll mail your 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 romance, An Encore for Estelle (Sweet Rose Press, May 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.

When I was a kid I received an invitation to a casting call for the Mickey Mouse Club. We had just moved to Oregon from California. I loved the Mickey Mouse Club and wanted to try out, but my parents said no. I never knew how I got on that list.

And you might have ended up Mrs. Justin Timberlake or Mrs. Ryan Gosling, lol. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of An Encore for Estelle.

The theater ties them together but a painful past could pull them apart.

At a crossroads, former movie star Estelle Rogers, returns to the place that set her life on a new course. Although she expects a rough reception she is pleasantly surprised and quickly settles into her new position at the local children's theater. But her road back to acting isn't as smooth as she would like.

Tragedy brought Blake Price to Oak Knoll, Oregon, but it's love that keeps him there. His late wife and daughter loved acting, and he owes it to them to honor their memory with the children’s theater, but his new assistant is making changes he isn’t ready for both at the theater and in his heart. Can he forgive himself and move forward, or will he forever be tied to the biggest mistake of his life?

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

They are both relatable because they have faced hurt and loss.

Many readers enjoy reading seasonally set novels (Christmas, summer beach reads, etc.). Have you written anything seasonally set? If not, which season would you like to focus on in a novel?

Yes. I enjoy writing seasonally set books. ☺ I have four Christmas books, one Valentine book—the first book in this series opens on Valentine’s Day, I also have several books set in the summer, and one that covers Easter.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

When Angels Cry, by MaryLu Tyndall. It was an end times kind of story that captivated me. I even bought a copy for my dad and recommended it to my husband. It’s the kind of book both men and women would enjoy.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently writing the next book in my Melodies of Love series. A Waltz for Amber will release in October.

Where else can readers find you online?

You can sign up for my newsletter via my website: www.kimberlyrjohnson.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

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

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

Thanks, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away an e-copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment 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. 

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Kimberly said...

Thanks for having me, Trish. I grinned when I read your reply about my Mickey Mouse Club story. I would have aged out by the time they got there. :) But you're right that my life would/ or could have been very different.

Becky said...

Loved reading this! Kimberly is one of my favorite authors, and I love reading her books! And to think she could have been a Mouseketeer!!

Kimberly said...

Aww, thanks, Becky! Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Love spending time at my sister's house by her pool. Please don't include me in the drawing. I have already read and loved An Encore for Estelle.

Kimberly said...

What a fun way to spend time during the summer! I'm happy you enjoyed the book, Ann! Thanks. :)

Trish Perry said...

Now that all of my kids and grandkids have moved to California, visiting there has become my favorite summer activity. I just returned from a visit, and it's hard to get back into the daily grind again! Still, just enjoying the warm weather, wherever I am, is a highlight of summer for me.

Kimberly said...

How fun, Trish! Do you do anything special while your there other than spend time together? When I was a kid we would visit my grandma in CA and she always signed me up for sewing lessons at the sewing machine store in the mall. :) I have fond memories of fabric stores because of her.

Trish Perry said...

We always try to get a day at Disneyland, and my son is in the film industry, so we catch up on all the latest movies together, as well as a few obscure or classic ones. LOTS of good food. My grandson has started taking surfing lessons, so that was a fun addition to the festivities. And just having time to relax with them revs me up for the rest of the year!

Kimberly said...

That sounds like the perfect vacation. :) What fun memories all of you be able to talk about some day.

Debbie Wilder said...

My favorite thing for summer is watching baseball. My favorite team is the San Francisco Giants. I have been blessed to be able to attend 4 games so far this year.

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