Kimberly Purcell


I pay my bills by working as an administrative assistant for the Wauwatosa School District. I've been there for over a decade. My free time is spent working on my house that I share with my sister and best friend Karen, who is also my biggest fan.

I have an associates degree (almost) in Building Preservation, that I received from Belmont Technical College. I spent five years in Chicago. Three years as a student and two years as a full-time employee at Moody Bible Institute.

Charles and Ivy Green were born in Chicago more than 20 years ago and have been simmering on the back burner since then, when I'd occasionally bring them out and stir them up, add some spices or herbs. It came to a full boil two years ago when I took the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) challenge and finally put it all down into my computer.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is seeing the seed of a character that has popped into my imagination by various means germinate, sprout, grow, and flower into hero I didn't know was there. I love seeing my characters take on a life of their own, them not wanting to do what I need them to do or doing things I didn't expect. And seeing my characters interact with each other, is like watching your children grow up and become their own person.
What do your fans mean to you?
Right now my only fans are my family and friends, so they are very important to me, obviously. My future fans are also important as my story only comes to life when someone reads it. A story isn't fully realized until someone reads it, so the more people that read it the more complete it becomes.
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The Day the Ivy Fell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Charles Worth's life has just been shaken to the foundation. His family and home seem to be crumbling around him. His father has lost a long battle with cancer. He decides to take time off from college in order to deal it all, which creates problems of its own, especially with his girlfriend. Trying to step into his father's role he discovers that the life he knows may be a lie.

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