Interview with Kimberley J. 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

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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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: 8,350. 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: 19,550. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
I created this devotional book out of a desire to become more physically healthy. As a former personal trainer, I knew all about exercise and nutrition, however, I still missed something. Or should I say, Someone.
Night Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
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: 21,920. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
Fit for Faith 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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: $2.99 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.