Today we welcome Kimberly K. Fox.
Book ‘Em: Tell us about you and your life outside of writing.
Kimberly K. Fox: I am a busy mom and wife. Taking care of my family is top priority for me. I am a nurturer. I love music, reading, spending time with friends.
Book ‘Em: Which books have you written? What are they about and why did you choose to write them? Do your books have a message? Are they fiction or nonfiction?
Kimberly K. Fox: I only write fiction. I have so many stories to tell and writing has fascinated me since I was ten years old. I have written five books: all different genres ranging from erotic to women’s literary, mystery/thriller and my latest is a historical/paranormal. No messages; just read and enjoy.
Book ‘Em: Do you have a work in progress?
Kimberly K. Fox: I just finished novel number five: Into the Blood, A Jeremiah Whyte Novel.
Book ‘Em: What was the most difficult section/piece you ever wrote? What made it difficult?
Kimberly K. Fox: In the middle of Into the Blood, I kind of got stuck in the middle, I knew how I wanted the novel to end but bridging there was a bit difficult in this novel.
Book ‘Em: What sort of research do you do for your work?
Kimberly K. Fox: I researched my current novel online because it deals with the American Civil War and I wanted battles to be accurate. This is the only novel I ever had to research.
Book ‘Em: Which books and authors do you read for pleasure? Is there an author that inspires you?
Kimberly K. Fox: I read many authors ranging from Dean Koontz, Stephen King, JD Robb, Mary Higgins Clark, Robert B Parker, Sandra Brown, Janet Evanovich. I wouldn’t say anyone has inspired me, I have my own style and voice.
Book ‘Em: Was there a person who encouraged you to write?
Kimberly K. Fox: No, unfortunately I was never encouraged. I just always felt it was a talent I had, even as a child.
Book ‘Em: What would you say are your strengths as an author?
Kimberly K. Fox: I think my strength is strong dialogue. A lot of authors struggle with this. You need catchy dialogue to build character development and move the story along.
Book ‘Em: How often do you write, and do you write using a strict routine?
Kimberly K. Fox: I don’t have a strict routine. I write when I can because- as I mentioned- I’m a busy wife and mom. I usually try to write in the morning and get a chapter a day done. Soon, I have a novel.
Book ‘Em: Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?
Kimberly K. Fox: Hopefully on the best seller’s lists- everywhere! An author’s dream!
Book ‘Em: If you could offer one piece of advice to a novice writer, what would it be?
Kimberly K. Fox: Believe in yourself. So many people will tell you that you can’t accomplish what you want. Follow your dreams. It is a very tough business but if you have the skill, eventually you will get where you want to.
Book ‘Em: What would you consider the best compliment a reader could give your book?
Kimberly K. Fox: One reader told me she stayed up all night to finish my first two novels (they are linked). Another I had to really sell on the novel (she didn’t read romance). She came back the next day at a second signing and said: “Can you find me a Taylor?” referring to the hero in the novel. Quite a compliment!
Book ‘Em: Provide an excerpt of your writing that you would like to share with our members.
Kimberly K. Fox: PROLOGUE:
The long hallway was white and seemed almost cylindrical. Everywhere he looked, the hallway seemed to pulse with light. He looked down briefly at the two bleehs on either side of him. They were white blobs with two very bright blue oval eyes, which were their only prominent features. The bleehs silently marched beside him, leading him to his destination.
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