Friday, June 06, 2014

Meet Kimberly Rose Johnson

Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and is a graduate of Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons and their yellow lab. Kimberly is an avid reader and loves romance, suspense and romantic suspense. She enjoys playing the piano, hiking and coffee with friends. She loves hearing from her fans. You can connect with her on her website or follow her on Twitter.

Tell us about your releasing book.

A Romance Rekindled takes place in Leavenworth, WA, a Bavarian themed village/town nestled in the Cascades. Susan Hill wants to protect her heart, but when her ex-fiancé returns to town he makes that very difficult.

What sparked this story?

Susan is the best friend of the main character in The Christmas Promise, the first book in the series. As I was writing her, I knew she had a story to tell. J

What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?

That is a really tough question. If I want to write something, I do. However, lol, that doesn’t mean it will even get published. I have tossed the idea around of writing a mystery and even a historical, but I haven’t given either of them a try yet. Maybe someday.

If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?

Oh my goodness! That changes on any given day depending on my mood. Lately I’ve been starting books and not finishing them because I wasn’t in the mood for that kind of book and didn’t realize it until I started reading. Then I find myself months down the road revisiting the book and loving it so much I couldn’t put it down.

Hmm, it really is too hard to pick a particular book, but I’m guessing it’d be something in the romantic suspense genre, unless I’m feeling mellow, then it’d be a short romance like something from Love Inspired.

How many books you read in a month?

It depends on how good the books are that I’m reading. If I can’t out them down like was the case last week when I read three books, then my monthly total will skyrocket. Generally speaking though, I’d guess I read four a month.

What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?

I had to use a typewriter growing up, but I never attempted to write fiction, other than by pen and paper, until I bought a lap top.

What's your favorite writing "instrument or machine" you've ever owned?

A laptop. I love that I can take it with me wherever I feel like writing. I even sat in the car once and typed away as my husband drove.

What's your favorite genre in which to read?

Romantic suspense.

What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth?

As a young child I loved the book Sammy the Seal. In my grade school years it was Can I Get There by Candelight—I still have that book sitting on my bookshelf. I discovered romance books in junior high and read them constantly from then on.

What's next for you?

The third book in my Leavenworth, WA series, A Holiday Romance, releases in October. Currently I’m working on a new book idea, not yet contracted.


The small-town CPA can't forget how Blake Mitchell jilted her and left their hometown without an explanation. But when her first love returns to Leavenworth, the ruggedly handsome writer evokes conflicting emotions, especially when Susan meets the child she assumes is his daughter. 

Since his parents' deaths six years ago, Blake's been raising his little sister on his own. But he's never forgotten the woman he left behind. Now, he can't undo the past, but maybe he can change the future…if he can convince Susan to give him one more chance.

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