August 28, 2012

Behind The Story by Kimberly Lewis


This story did not start off as a western romance. The original idea I had was about a woman who was under the care of a psychiatrist because she murdered her husband.  What they didn’t know was her reason for the murder, which was self-defense. She had been in this abusive relationship for years and finally hit her breaking point, thus protecting herself and fatally injuring her husband.

I had plans to make this doctor-patient relationship, but I just couldn’t get into the story enough to make it work. For one, I know nothing of psychiatry and it would have been ridiculous for me to even try to write a character that specialized in that. They always tell you to write what you know and what I know is country living. So, I reverted back to my comfort zone and pulled ideas from the original story into “Zane: The McKades of Texas”.

The heroine of the novel, Kellan Anderson—later known as Andi Ford, is on the run from her abusive ex-boyfriend.  She keeps a journal (just like I had planned for the original story) that recounts the abusive attacks. That’s pretty much all I used from my original plot as the rest of the story involves ranch living and cowboys. The journal entries were what really started the whole story line. I just put myself in this character’s position and imagined how depressed and frightened she felt during these accounts.

It was also nice continuing the entries once she got away and you can see her shed those fears and learn to love again. I had a lot of fun writing those and it was a new experience for me to write something from a first person point of view. I think it adds to the story and I hope readers will agree and like what they read. :)

Giveaway: Readers should comment for a chance to win an eBook copy of Zane: The McKades of Texas.

About the Author:

In November of 2011, author Kimberly Lewis stepped into the writing world with her first original western contemporary romance novel, When the Heart Falls. ​ Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl at heart caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories. ​

After the birth of her son, Kimberly found the inspiration to pick up a pen, or in this case a laptop, and began writing her first novel. Since then she has continued to write and credits her husband Rob and her wonderfully crazy family, who with their love and joking demeanor provide her with the ideas that inspire her novels. ​

In her spare time she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her amazing family.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008TYZK6I?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1112416445?ean=2940014827584

Website Linkhttp://kimberlylewisnovels.blogspot.com

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberly-Lewis/290011734397673

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Kimberly today! It's fun to read this post after having already read the book.

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting me on your site today!

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  3. I've read the book 'Zane' and thought it was an awesome read. Everyone should take the time to do the same. :-)

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