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Kimberly Van Meter!

Kimberly's Bio

An avid reader since before she can remember, Kimberly Van Meter started her writing career at the age of sixteen when she finished her first novel, typing late at night and early in the morning on her mother's old portable typewriter.

Although that first novel was nothing short of literary mud, with each successive piece of work she improved her writing and eventually reached that coveted published status. A journalist (who during college swore she'd never write news), Kimberly has worked for both daily and weekly newspapers, covering multiple beats including education, health and crime, but she always dreamed of writing novels and someday saying goodbye to her nonfiction roots.

Born and raised in scenic Mariposa, California, Kimberly knows a thing or two about small towns—preferring the quiet, rural atmosphere to the hustle and bustle of a busy city any day—but she and her husband make their home in Oakdale, which represents a compromise between the two worlds.

Kimberly and her Family in May 2009.
Kimberly and her husband, John, met and fell in love while filming a college production. He was the camera operator and she was the lead actress. Her husband often jokes that he fell in love with his wife through the lens of a camera. A year later they were married and have been together ever since.

In addition to writing, reading and drinking hot chocolate by the windowsill when it rains, Kimberly enjoys photography and is the resident photographer for every family event, including weddings and new babies. The photographs gracing the walls of their home are comprised almost entirely of shots Kimberly has captured, whether on the job or just playing around with the camera. The oldest of four siblings and the mother of three children, Kimberly divides her time between football games, swim meets and deadlines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. I have always had an active imagination, that coupled with a healthy dose of curiosity for anything that trips my fancy, have created fertile ground for any number of fictitious foundations. I'm constantly wondering "what if?" "why not?" and "Oh, I wonder..."

Q. Are you a plotter or a flyer?

Fly, baby, fly! Plotting is about as fun as smashing a nettle in my eye. I like to meander through a story, being surprised at the twists and turns and allowing the writing process to unfold organically.

Q. What do you enjoy doing when you're not writing?
Well, it's not often that I'm not writing (I'm a little OCD when it comes to my stories) but I do love to read. Settling in with a good book (often historical or paranormal, oddly enough) with no one to pester me is my idea of bliss.

Q, Who are your favorite authors?
No fair. The question is too broad. You'd have to break it down into sub genres. Yeah, that's me avoiding the question but truly...I have too many favorites to list.

Q. How do you manage to work a full time job, raise three children, volunteer, and still produce so many books?
As I mentioned before, I'm a little OCD when it comes to writing. I become a bit obsessive when I'm hooked on a project. It's all I think about until it's finished. So, it takes me about two and a half months to write a book. (Although, it seems to take forever to write a 10-page synopsis!)

Q. What do you enjoy most about writing romance?
The happy ending, of course. I'm a hopeless romantic and I always have been quite the sucker for a well-told love story. So, it makes sense that I write stories with love at the center.

Q. Did you always want to be a writer?
This answer has two parts. The short answer is no; I wanted to be an actress. But in hindsight, I was always writing, so while the glitter of Hollywood caught my eye, it was the quiet lure of a pen and paper that ultimately caught and held me in its thrall. There is something so wonderful about creating something from nothing and that feeling has never faded so it's safe to say I found my true calling.

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Recently I had the good fortune to get the TRUSTING THE BODYGUARD, it is an
awesome story! The love amid the thrill! Wow!

Marissa doesn't like Archer Brant's job, because it was too dangerous. In Archer's words, she cracked his heart in two and handed it to him, impaled on a steak knife!

And yet when she needs protection, she runs to him.

So can you blame Archer, when Marissa turns up with a baby and he is not in the best of moods. As far as he is concerned she could be rundown by a runaway taxicab and he wouldn't shed a tear!

Then why seeing her so visibly scared and physically roughed up fill him with such rage that he wanted to shoot something? 

So does he go and shoot TRUSTING THE BODYGUARD to find out!

And I also wanted to let everyone know that one of our blogging friend, Melinda, has come up with a new series "Wednesday Warriors- Tales of The Unpubbed" and she has kindly asked me to be her guest on Wednesday 12th January to show my battle scars! God, these scars hurt, how can I show them? But being a warrior, I'll have to show up!

Melinda said, "Yes, yes Nas will be with me next week!! Make sure you come and check her out on Wednesday on my blog. She's going to open those deep wounds for us so we can get to know her a little better :-) "

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