Interview with Kim Barnouin

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I was little my mom would read Winnie the Pooh to me every night. every single night! I loved books from a young age. I loved being taken in to the world the author created and getting lost in it. It was my escape.
How do you approach cover design?
I like designs that are visually stunning and eye catching. Cover designs for cookbooks are so much fun because you get to choose from a great variety of beautiful dishes!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have so many that I love! Ok, Real Magic by Wayne Dyer because it made me believe in my dreams, The Shack by William Young, beautiful and heartbreaking story, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, love this book because it is written so well and it is so relatable. Any cookbooks...I love them all, I keep some by my bed so I can go through them at night and plot out what to make the next day!
What do you read for pleasure?
I like reading self help and inspirational books, like Wayne Dyer and Tony Robbins
What is your e-reading device of choice?
ipad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use facebook and twitter mostly
Describe your desk
My husband built it for me, its wood, pained white...so cute. I try to keep it clean and neat but it tends to get cluttered from time to time. I like having pictures on it and a cute lamp
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Maryland, and I think it influenced me to dream. I wrote crazy stories as a kid, I had a strange imagination! I always wanted to travel and see and experience new things.
When did you first start writing?
Besides the stuff I wrote as a kid, I started in 2003.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love to cook, and I love to eat so writing cookbooks have been so much fun for me! I just wanted to keep putting good food choices in front of people so they could have a great meal and not feel guilty about eating it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To help change the way people ate and looked at food
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We will see!
Published 2014-08-12.
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Books by This Author

Skinny Bitch Cooks
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian & Vegan
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
New Cookbook from the Skinny Bitch book series. Filled with 30 delicious plant-based recipes.