Interview with Kimberley Payne

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I like to start each day with, "This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a child, mainly in my diary and later in my journal. I had penpals throughout school and loved to write poetry and stories about the adventures I had with my friends. But I never thought of myself as creative.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a city of 70,000, 1.5 hours east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I now live 20 minutes away from my childhood home (where my parents still live), although I've lived in 5 different towns since I moved out at age 18 to attend university.
Describe your desk
My desk is a u-shaped cherrywood desk that I've had for over 15 years. It has moved to three different homes with me and keeps me organized.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I prefer to be outdoors; whether bicycling in the summer, hiking in the fall or snowshoeing in the winter months I like to be enjoying nature.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read Harlequin's Inspired Romantic Suspense. I prefer the suspense aspect but like a little romance sprinkled in the mix.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Friend recommendations and GoodReads.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to share what I learn with others. Whether it's about my faith, about health and fitness, or about raising children I like to share with other women what works for me.
Who (or what) is your greatest encourager when you write and why?
My readers. When they email me, or leave a comment on my blog I feel encouraged that someone is reading my works and gaining something from it.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a faith-based activity book for children. Written for seven to nine-year-old students, ADAM’S ANIMALS features over 40 animals mentioned in the Bible, plus fascinating facts about each animal. This book entertains while it teaches.
Published 2013-09-07.
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Books by This Author

JumpStart
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
JumpStart - A Catalyst to Launch you into a Daily Spiritual & Physical Health Routine Do you need a little push with your spiritual & physical fitness? A jump start to get you going again? Something that'll get you back into the routine of making healthy choices a habit? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the JumpStart Challenge is for you!
Flex Your Spirit
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Stretching, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Flex Your Spirit - Discover a new way to express yourself with God through journal writing and stretching. Learn how to recharge your physical and emotional health through stretching activities for your body and spirit.
Food for Thought
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Food for Thought - Find out how to nourish your body and spirit through healthy eating and Bible study. Just as eating healthy foods nourishes your body, Bible study nourishes your spirit. You will learn practical suggestions and scriptural guidance to achieve your goals.
Fit for Prayer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Fit for Prayer - Learn how to fit prayer and physical activity into your daily routine. Fit for Prayer unites physical health and spiritual health to help you lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. You will gain insight into how to incorporate prayer and fitness into your daily routine.
ABCs of Gratitude - Giving thanks through the alphabet for your blessings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
Do you want to foster an attitude of gratitude for the next 26 days? Each day will feature a new letter from the alphabet as a prompt for you to share at least one thing for which you are thankful. You can even be grateful for the fun you’ll have being grateful!
Think Snow Devotional
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This short book holds a collection of devotional writings, which explore the joys and challenges of snowmobiling and building a relationship with God.
Where Life Meets Faith - A Collection of Devotional Writings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Do your life and your faith overlap? Where Life Meets Faith holds a collection of devotional articles, which explore the challenges of living life and building a relationship with God.
My Journey to the Holy Land - A Devotional Photo Journal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
This short book is a devotional photo journal inspired by the author's 10-day trip to Israel.
Feed Your Spirit - A Collection of Devotionals on Prayer
Price: Free! Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayer, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Feed Your Spirit is a collection of devotionals on prayer to develop a deeper relationship with God.
Women Of Strength - A devotional to improve spiritual & physical health
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
(5.00)
Women of Strength is the perfect companion for your health program. There are four divisions to follow the seasons – winter, spring, summer, autumn. Each season is further divided into 6 sections that include an inspirational devotional, a fact on common health and fitness questions, a reflection, a prayer, a Bible verse, and an energizing exercise.
Night Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
(4.00)
Night Stories is a collection of eight devotionals about the author’s personal dream stories and what she felt God spoke to her through them.
Fit for Faith - 7 weeks to improved spiritual and physical health
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
(4.69)
Fit for Faith is a personal or small group study that unites physical health and spiritual health through a 7-week program to lose weight and develop a deeper relationship with God. It is a reference on cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility exercise, healthy eating, prayer, Bible study and journal writing.
Where Family Meets Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Family
Written and compiled especially for families, Where Family Meets Faith is a collection of devotionals that show the similarities between the challenges of raising a family and building a relationship with God.
Tooth for Tooth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50)
Dumped into single parenthood, Heather Williams has found a part-time job as a dental receptionist and a cozy apartment with her four-year-old daughter. Life finally looks safe and secure until her daughter reveals a terrifying secret.
Where Fitness Meets Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Where Fitness Meets Faith is a fresh, insightful collection of devotional articles with reflections about the similarities between the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and building a relationship with God.