Welcome to Author Interview Thursday hosted by the Never Too Old for YA and NA Books group on Goodreads.
Please welcome author Kimberly Ann Miller to the group!
Have you read her book???
A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?In the Bermuda Triangle--a lot.Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her fathers death years ago, her mothers medical problems, and the loser whos practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears shes gone nuts for more than one reason: that losers suddenly claiming theyre a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying Happy Anniversary... and suddenly, shes full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ships doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, shes warned that these alternate realities could become permanent.She just has to ask herself one question--how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?
Did you always know you wanted to be a writer or did you want to be something else?
Actually, I never considered writing until I read Twilight in 2008! Once I finished the series, I realized I would love to tell a story that others loved as much as I loved Twilight. I started writing the next month!
How long does it take you to write a book from start to finish?
First draft usually takes me about eight weeks, then I go back through it and revise and edit, and I also send it to beta readers to make it even better.
Do you have a schedule of when you write?
No schedule – I just write when I get the time and feel the desire to get the words out!
How are you able to balance other aspects of your life with your writing?
I write on my days off from work mostly, and sometimes after work when the story is dying to get out!
What was the hardest thing about writing a book?
Getting it published!
Do you have a favorite?
I have one published, two in the works with publishers due out the end of this year and early next year, and four others I’ve written from middle grade to new adult, just waiting to get out there!
Where do you write?
My favorite place to write is in my back yard on my swing.
Have you gotten feedback from family about your book(s)?
What do they think? Yes! Of course, they say they love my books. But I am also lucky to have my sister and husband give me honest feedback about my stories so I can make them even better!
What kinds of things do you like to do outside of writing?
Traveling, snorkeling, reading, stargazing, and eating out.
Do you have any go to people when writing a book that help you with your story lines as well as editing, beta reading and such?
Yes – my beta reader Jackie has been amazing since day one! We met online, and out of all my readers and critique partners, she has stayed with me through every single book. I couldn’t do this without her!
Are you working on anything now?
Yes! I’m working on a young adult contemporary novel about a girl who witnesses a crime and runs away to save her life.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, Kim! It was so great having you here! Good luck with your future publicationsKimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook with her.