Kim Black

Biography

Born and raised almost entirely in Amarillo, Texas, I carry a deep love for the Lone Star state. I’m a Christian, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. After my family, my passion is for writing, teaching Bible school, movies, and design.

By day, I am a professional building designer, specializing in custom homes. In the evenings, I write whenever I can. If I don’t have access to technology, paper or pen, I daydream my stories. I tumble them over and over in my mind’s eye until I get the chance to write them down.

I am blessed by God (and yes, even spoiled) with family and friends that support me, even when they don’t understand me. I love and adore them with all of my heart.

I am a member of the Texas High Plains Writers, an organization established in 1920 to support and encourage writers of all kinds throughout the Texas Panhandle and the surrounding area. I have served several terms on the Board of Directors, including two terms as President of the organization.

I’d love to come and present to your group, class, organization, or book club. I speak to college writing classes, children’s classes, and ladies groups, to name a few. Please contact me at kim@kimblack.net for more information.

Topics include the process of writing, research, inspiration, Bible stories, how to encourage children to love story-telling, character construction, and more.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I've loved mysteries since my third-grade obsession with Nancy Drew. I still grab an Agatha Christie every chance I get. I also enjoy Rex Stout, Dashiell Hammet, and Raymond Chandler. I love the gothic style of Daphne Du Maurier, too!
I adore spies, so definitely a fan of Ian Fleming. As far as my contemporaries, I like Terry Blackstock, Paula Hawkins, and Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family is pretty great, and I love to be creative in just about everything I do. Also, I have a twelve-year-old terrier named Archie who wants to go out for a walk, rain or shine. He's pretty motivating.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kim Black online


Books

Bare Essentials, The LBD Project, Book 3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,340. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Evan Tyler and Hedge Parker are the last InDIGO agents left in the field on the LBD mission. The stakes rise as they close in on whoever is influencing world markets through extortion and terrorism. The job takes a wild turn as friends become enemies and enemies become friends. Can Evan sort out who’s who in time to save the world and the people she loves most?
Red Heels, The LBD Project, Book 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Covert InDIGO agent, Evan Tyler continues her mission across Europe to expose the scheme behind the manipulation of world leaders to destroy and destabilize global trade and the economy. She finds herself entangled with handsome billionaire entrepreneur, Michael Cooper. She must protect him and his business if she hopes to uncover the truth.
Little Black Dress, The LBD Project, Book 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,960. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Every woman’s secret weapon is her little black dress, but for fashion model-turned covert agent, Evan Tyler, her weaponized wardrobe makes her absolutely deadly. Infiltrating the Paris couture scene, Tyler and her team level their sights on Anton Hrevic who seems intent on world manipulation. Wearing the top-secret LBD, Tyler uncovers secrets that could unravel the global economy.

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