And even better, she's here today! Hi, Kim! [holds out plate of cookies] Here, have a couple. (You guys can have some, too-- I made tons! But careful. They're a little hot still.)
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Okay, to keep it fun, take your age, add 12 (because your book releases in ‘12), divide by the number of kids you have, then add 5 (because that’s how many stars this book should get). Tell us what Evie’s Knight is about in that many words or less.
Wait. Are people going to know how old I am now? Uh-hem. The number’s seventeen, but I’ll do it in twelve. Here goes:
In Evie’s Knight, a young, virtuous romance conjures a truly wicked spell.
I know you are a perfectionist, and getting your craft just right is important to you. Can you tell us some of what you went through to get Evie’s Knight to its brilliantly shiny state?
It’s a grossly long story, so I’ll keep it short. I wrote Evie’s Knight in 2009. I went to my first writer’s meeting the night I received a rejection on my full MS, in which the agent suggested the MS “lacked polish.” Of course, she was right. I immersed myself in the writing world. Joined a critique group, went to conferences, read, read, read, and of course, rewrote and edited Evie’s Knight until I was happy with it. Glad I didn’t put it out there back in 2009; I had a lot to learn.
Someone once told me (or maybe I told them...) that you have a really sultry voice, and don’t even hide behind the pages when you’re reading kissy scenes out loud. Have you ever thought about recording your own audio book?
That makes me laugh and smile and almost blush all at once. The answer – no. I’ve never considered that. I think I’d be a bad actor, honestly. But I do like me some kissy scenes; not gonna lie.
Just for fun, give us some one sentence answers. What do you think about when there is nothing to think about?
Ways to get my kids to do their own laundry.
Ha! Good one! Are you superstitious about anything?
Not really, but I’m petrified of mean dogs and carry mace while I run for that very reason.
Me, too, Kim. Me, too. What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
I’ve always prided myself on loving every food out there, but when I tried Kimchi I found my limit; it was like eating hot sauce on a dirty, rotten dishrag. Barf!
I've never eaten Kimchi before, but after that description.... let's just say it doesn't sound delicious. Do you know what is, though? THIS COVER!
|Don't you love this cover? The cover gods totally smiled down here. (Unlike that ghostly person in the trees who appears to be doing something other than "smiling" down. ;))|
Want to know more about Kimberly Krey? Check out these links:
Kim's Website: http://kimberlykrey.
Kim's blog: http://writegirl-
Thanks for coming to hang out with us today, Kim! And huge congrats on the book release.