Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada. Trained as a legal assistant, Kim has been a story-teller all her life but took many detours including; working in legal and adult education before returning to her first love, writing.
Her debut romantic thriller, REFLECTION, has won numerous awards:
*RomCon's 2014 Readers' Crown Finalists (Romantic Suspense)
*InD'tale Magazine's Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller)
*UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013)
*Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004)
*Honourable Mention in Calgary's Romance Writers of America (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006)
Kim's short novel thriller, LETHAL JOURNEY, was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest (2003) and more recently won RomCon's 2014 Readers' Crown (thriller/suspense).
Her action-packed thrillers have been highly praised by reviewers and readers. As one reviewer said, "Buckle up, Hang on tight!"
Kim recently entered the true crime writing arena. Real Life Evil - A True Crime Quickie (two short stories) was published in January 2014. You can read her latest true crime stories in Serial Killer Quarterly, a new quarterly e-magazine published by Grinning Man Press.
What types of books do you read?
I love true crime, crime fiction, romantic suspense and thrillers but also enjoy paranormal and supernatural mysteries.
What is your all-time favorite book?
My favorite book would have to be Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vietnam War by Donna Moreau. “In 1964, as the first B-52s took flight in what would become America’s longest combat mission, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas became Schilling Manor — the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam.” It's an incredible story about determination, strength and love!
Edge of Madness - A True Crime Quickie is the fourth book in a compelling series of true crime short stories for readers who don't have time to read a full-length novel.
"The Story of Joseph Kallinger" examines the horrifying account of a knife-wielding shoemaker who kills under the command of Charlie, a floating head.
"The Story of Fred and Rosemary West" examines the horrifying account of an incestuous butcher and his wife, a bisexual nymphomaniac who kept their deadly secrets buried in their garden at 25 Cromwell Street.
Investigative reporter Whitney Steel is back in book two of the action-packed Whitney Steel Series! This time Whitney is going to have to fight to stay alive after being kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord who is determined to use her as a pawn in a deadly game to eliminate his real target—Whitney's fiance.
Many serial murders go unsolved, others take decades to unravel but one thing is certain...serial killers walk among us—hiding in plain sight. Real Life Evil is a compelling collection of two true crime short stories: Jack Unterweger and the unsolved Giglo Beach murders.
RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Winner (Thriller/Suspense) A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York…waiting. A district attorneys' journey into the past makes her a target and anyone she's ever loved.