Interview with Kimberly

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was about a turtle and a pelican. Don't remember what happened but I was thrilled to show my mom. Wish I had a copy of that now. Oh, and the name was friends and water wings LOL
What is your writing process?
I certainly cannot force a content to write about. Despite the dry spells prompts come to me suddenly and quickly. I do not map out my chapters and instead just sit down and write as if I was talking to you directly
How do you approach cover design?
work closely with creative and listen to an experienced designer I have hired. Communication is so key during this process.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Cannot narrow these answers to a few and I respect the content of many for many moments.
What do you read for pleasure?
I do not read and prefer to write
What is your e-reading device of choice?
n/a
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Radio, PR, and the largest is word of mouth as I hand out free copies of my books, stores as well
Describe your desk
white, 7 ft long 11/2 ft wide, bar stool height. Lamps on both ends, fresh white flowers, my laptop in the centre, small leather pencil case from my purse, notebooks piled up each the same being 3 inches thick, mirror, b/w photos in front of me as desk is against wall, makeup, phone and cell phone, display of swords (letter opener length) paper to doodle, markers LOL and marshmallows, Tibetan prayer beads and a printer underneath on floor, coffee maker, my writing hat
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in an abusive home then divorced parents and did not learn the meaning of unconditional love. Having not be given behavioural direction my schooling ended when I was 14 and never returned. I am grateful for those challenges forcing me to learn people skills not scholastic.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first poem at 14, entered a contest and won first place for editors choice award which i was grateful to have been positioned on the first page and my bio on the second page. I am a broadcast producer globally but I do still write everyday.
What's the story behind your latest book?
That there is hope and help to stop drug addiction demonstrated through the life of a white female drug dealer. If anyone needed to know, please know you are not alone, there is help. Anything is possible and many do care.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I felt the strongest need to deliver messages and this was a guarantee of at least starting my process as an author
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Through my own faults, I have not utilized smashwords to the degree they offer, starting as simple as key words. I am revisiting my book pages presentation and profile to hope what I have indeed did learn will help me now.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
when my truest passion meet the everyday girl who walks that pavement and a message of truth is born
What do your fans mean to you?
Best to change the word fans to ego is how I feel reading that. Not denying I have an ego but no fans. Instead readers. I fear them truthfully as if that unknown review of disgust will be hating my work. That fear will most likely always be present because like many, don't we all want to feel accepted? I have been overwhelmed with the beauty and support of my readers and my one book is really really a hard read. I am blessed by the very strangers that now know everything and even the horror brings them to me, thank you
What are you working on next?
I have 2 poetry (or 3) books will publish by Christmas and a novel-fiction- which drains me in the best of ways, I have grown to love my main character. What fun to have the thrill, passion, commitment, drive and desire in my book.
Who are your favorite authors?
My sister, Mary Karr, and doctors of all kinds
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
a cigarrette LOL sad but true
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
truthfully? It is pretty much all I do, writing for a range of media and for myself. Writing is very healing for me, I still have a ways to go but writing has held me together when times seem unbearable. I know yes I am lame LOL
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
they come to me from no where, seldom but strong enough to know it's an opportunity for me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
ha it was called Where did I come from? and explained with cartoons how I came to be. I still remember their illustrated bums for some reason. Mom if your reading don' give the grandkids porn ha
What would you like a review about you to say?
Can you believe it told me to create my own question, there I did but no clue how to answer-truly! OK um....
After Kimberly Gray wrote the bible she needed much rest and settled in a beautiful hotel in Israel where she cut and pasted her way to writing the Torah. Kimberly has entered a pillow fighting contest but an injury of accidentally swallowing thumbtacks may keep her from participating. This coupled with her frequent bladder infections has the world waiting to see what is that? OMG poor thing just squirted denture glue in her eye, It's looking skeptical, but thankfully she can still smoke, awaiting..................................................................
Published 2013-10-20.
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Books by This Author

Tush
You set the price! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
“TUSH" is a poetry book of 144 mixed, scrambled, tossed, rolled, unorganized pages without numbers. And transforming myself from Author to reader by my own hand. It is my 7th book and strangely 2 more editing now. My entire love for writing is encompassed by a bleeding need to express my imagination, continually. Author or any title, everyone has a story. Mine is found in these pages.
My Life As A White, Female Drug Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
#A story of hope. 'Sky' our character welcomes us in her journey through the gates of insanity. Insanity because Sky is in fact a dealer and addict. She got out alive. However what she endured to feed her habit strikes worse than insanity, repeatedly. A life of hope and faith can exist. We all have a story, we do not however rarely learn who we may touch by sharing a piece of ourselves.
More Unnecessary Poetry
Series: poetry so unnecessary, second edition. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
A collection of another 30 poems from my mind’s imagination. Ranging from life to death, joy to pain, ridiculous to emotional. Each inspired from a moment of how life has been, how it is, and how it could be. moreunnecessarypoetry is a direct extension and continuation from book one. Hopefully continuing to touch a reader’s imagination, as nothing has done thus far.
Unnecessary Poetry
Series: poetry so unnecessary, first edition. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
30 collections of moments from my mind's world. As a child my favourite play time was to imagine. My imagination took me places no one else knew about, places that were fairy tales and places I actually created. They were always places of fun. As a woman at 45 I still thrive on my imagination to work the same way. I hope this touches your imagination in a way maybe it has not been.