Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Interview & Giveaway with Kimberly Love, author of You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine

Author Kimberly Love has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule to talk her new book "You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine."

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Probably around the time that I was 18 or 19, so a good almost 20 years ago. I always had stories to tell, but I didn’t know how to tell them. I slowly got interested in how to write a book, though I’ve been reading my whole life.

What was your first book/story published?

I wrote a romance novel in 2009, and it wasn’t my best work I have to admit. Mainly because it wasn’t the genre I should have been in. I published You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine almost ten years later and I’ve grown so much as a writer, that I have to say that it’s certainly a far superior book.

What inspired you to write You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine?

I guess changing my life is what inspired me to write, You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine. I had gone through some pretty horrendous things in my life, things that I talk about in the book. I could have let those things, like abuse, haunt me but instead, I accepted the fact that it made me the person I am today and to acknowledge that I didn’t deserve those things. I’ve moved on and now I’m just hoping to help others to get rid of their demons.

What character in You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

It’s a memoir, so it’s all like me.😀

What is your favorite part in You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine?

I love the chapter title: Dating is Cool, But Have You Ever Tried Stuffed Crust Pizza! It’s a hilarious take on the ups and downs of dating in today’s society!

What was the hardest part to write?

I experienced familial emotional abuse from an older sister while I was growing up. It certainly impacted a huge part of my life. I’ve moved on from those experiences but digging it all up again was by no means an easy ordeal. I prefer my demons tucked away nicely in a locked closet.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

I can’t imagine being anything else but an author. But if I had to choose something else, it would have to be something in the world of an entrepreneur. I do not function in a 9-5 atmosphere. I need to have flexibility and freedom.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

I do read reviews, but I really try not to let anything negative get to me. I know my value and the value of my writing and sometimes if someone writes something nasty, it’s more about what they are going through and has nothing to do with you. Not everyone is going to think you are brilliant and that’s ok. J.K. Rowling is a millionaire and there are people who hate her so, it’s not something that I allow to control me.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

Although I’m not a fantasy reader (I’ve never actually read any of the Harry Potter books), I admire J. K Rowling because of her drive and determination to be herself. She has a great life story if you’ve never heard it. She’s the epitome of a dreamer who got everything that she wanted in life.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

I am finishing up a thriller novel that is going to be a series. The series has the same female detective who’s a very human character, someone who makes mistakes but always finds her way. I’m working with an agent on it currently and we are in the editing stage. So, I’m hoping by the new year we can start shopping it to publishers.

 Giveaway Details

Kimberly Love will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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About the Author

Kimberly spend her days writing about serial killers and playing on her blog while trying not to get sucked in by her Facebook notifications or get into the whiskey decanter (just kidding...kinda). Check out her blog

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and I always wonder when I see an author when they decided to write. Now I know it was 18 or 19 with you. This was great to read, thank you.

  3. Thank you for hosting me during my tour!

  4. Happy Thursday and hope it's a great one. Thanks again for the giveaway.

  5. Happy FRIDAY! So many look forward to this day. Starts a busy weekend for me at work but...have an enjoyable day and thanks for being so kind and bringing us this giveaway.


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