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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.

Got a question? Drop her a line. She's not shy. Email her at author@kimberlyvanmeter.com

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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 anybody...read 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 :-) "

You can check this out here!

28 comments:

  1. Hello friends,

    We'll be getting to know Kimberly Van Meter and talking about her Super Romances!

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  2. Thank you for the feature! So nice of you!

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  3. Hi Kim, you are welcome. Thanks for coming by to check out this article on you as the author and on your fabulous Super Romance "Trusting the Bodyguard"

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  4. Another great one Nas. And what a fantastic photo of Kim and her family!

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  5. Hi Nas, great interview and Trusting the Bodyguard sounds great, another one for my TBR list!

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  6. Hi Lacey, thanks for coming by.


    If you click on Kim's link in the comment above then you can check out more of Kim's cute children's photos.

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  7. Hello Serenity,

    Trusting the Bodyguard is a very entertaining read. Love amid the thrills!

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  8. Great interview Nas!

    Great to see you over here Kim! I loved Trusting The Body Guard. I also recently finished your SRS Guarding The Socialite. You're an amazing writer and you have a gift for tackling such difficult topics.

    See you over at Supers!

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  9. Hello Rula,

    Glad you came by. Trusting The Bodyguard was such a thrilling story. I love the cover of Guarding The Socialite!

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  10. Great great Pictures, I like how you put your own special spin on things

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  11. Hi Joanna,

    Thanks for coming by. BTW loved reading about you on Melinda's blog!

    www.writingnotwhining.blogspot.com

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  12. Hello Liz,

    Thanks for coming by. Glad you liked the interview!

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  13. Kimberly sounds like my kind of gal! Thanks for the fun interview. I also love a good romance, and her book sounds fantastic.

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  14. Great post! You have such interesting people visit, Nas.
    I will try to stop by for your guest blog on Wednesday, although the thought of you opening your deep wounds is upsetting. You're always so positive and happy. I like you that way!!!

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  15. Hi Julie,

    Thanks for dropping in! I'm so glad you enjoyed the interview! Kimberly's Super Romances are good.

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  16. Hello Wendy,

    Thanks for saying you like my positive side!

    But that's the trick...to show positive and happy side to everybody! Those refer to wounds received in the publishing journey.

    You might be harbouring some as well.

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  17. Oh my gosh, thank you for the warm comments! I'm so thrilled Nas decided to feature me on her blog. I'm happy to answer any questions or simply chew the (cyber) fat. :-)

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  18. after reading To Catch a Killer I just had to read Guarding the Socialite :) I loved Dillon :) I am partial to suspense and I like all of Kim's books, even her superromance reads have a bit of suspense in them! Kim, don't know how you keep up with writing, kids, hubby, and work even with your OCD :)

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  19. Hi Kim,

    Love, love your new cover! There's no way I can bring it here now, but friends check out this link:

    http://community.eharlequin.com/forums/simply-series/make-mine-supers-24?page=4#new

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  20. Hello Snookie,

    Great that you decided to drop by. I also like the suspense in Kimberly's books.

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  21. Kim, you might remember I uploaded your Guarding The Socialite cover on a couple of threads on eHarl forum as well!

    How do you manage to get that thrill and suspense in the love stories you write?

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  22. Hi Kim,

    I LOVE that new cover. The guy reminds me of Dennis Quaid, which is a very good thing.

    I've been wondering if you have to know more about your suspense books before you start or do they unfold for you during the writing as organically as your Supers?

    Great blog, Nas. Thanks for linking it at eHQ.

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  23. Hello Nas,

    You won a Stylish Blogger Award. Get your award at my blog.

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  24. Snookie: Thank you so much. Dillon was a great character. Any Buffy fans out there? If so, you'll get this...when I was crafting Dillon, I had Spike's voice in my head. I loved that slightly mocking, witty banter between Dillon and basically, anyone he came into contact with (except Emma, of course).

    Ellen: Not really, in fact, the killer is always a surprise to me. I was a little panicked when writing To Catch A Killer because I didn't know who the killer was until almost the end! It does make for some nervous moments for me though because I'm such a pantser. And in fact, the person I thought was the killer in Guarding The Socialite turned out to be just a jerk, but not a killer. LOL...funny how things turn out. I'm having that problem with the book I'm writing now. I thought I knew who the killer was but the characters just aren't cooperating with the plan.
    Oh well. I just go where the story leads me.
    Nas: I think I've always leaned toward some kind of suspense element in my writing, even going back to the very first book I wrote when I was 16, which featured a woman in danger. But I love the tangled mess of human emotion so I think romance was always in my future no matter what sub genre I landed in.

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  25. Hello Ellen,

    Thanks so much for coming by. You're very welcome!

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  26. Hi Angelina,

    Special thanks for the award. I'll put it up today.

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  27. Kim, that is an eye-opener. I thought characters just didn't coperate with us new writers, but with seasoned writers like you the characters would go according to plan, but appearantly not.

    And I love the thrill of suspense and mystery amid the romance. We were talking about it on my interview earlier at ;

    www.writingnotwhining.blogspot.com

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