Welcome to BK Walker Books Etc. Kimberly. Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. I just love the cover of your book, (horses are my weakness) and it sounds amazing!
BK: Please tell us a little about your book....
The story is about a woman named Misty who leaves her cheating husband and moves back to her parent’s ranch to rebuild her life. During her stay there she meets hired hand Vance Kinney and begins a relationship with him. But just as Vance and Misty start seeing each other, her best friends older brother Dylan McCoy walks back into her life and Misty finds herself struggling with her feeling for both men. Strange occurrences begin to happen around the ranching community and when Misty chooses the man she loves, she finds herself involved in one horrific event after another. Now the two of them must fight the obstacles that threaten to tear them apart, and the danger that threatens their lives.
BK: What inspired you to pen this particular novel?
I had always wanted to write a novel but I just couldn’t figure out what type of novel I wanted to write. During the whole Twilight craze I attempted to write a novel directed towards young adults dealing with the whole paranormal scene. But it was horrible and I just couldn’t get into it enough to write anymore than a few pages, lol. Then a friend of mine gave me a romance novel telling me it was amazing and I just had to read it, thus starting my love of cowboy romances. After that I knew that I wanted to write a western romance and the idea for When the Heart Falls just came to me one day out of the blue.
BK: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I actually didn’t consider myself a writer until people started calling me one. I mean, yeah I kind of thought of myself as one once my novel was published. But it didn’t really hit home until other people started recognizing me as one.
BK: How do you keep your story flowing?
Wow, this is really kind of hard to explain. I don’t know how I do it really, I just do. When I’m really into writing I just let the story play out in my head like a movie scene and just write what I see.
BK: Do you ever run into writer's block, and if so, what do you do to get past it?
I do run into writer’s block. I actually have a novel that I started after When the Heart Falls and it’s been sitting on my laptop untouched for a year. I’m about nine chapters into it and I just have no idea where I want the story to go. So I just set it aside and started writing a new novel, which I have just recently completed. I really need to be into a story and like what I’m writing in order to continue.
BK: What is your writing process like? Do you have any quirks, or must-haves to write?
I only write when I’m feeling creative. If I attempt to write anything when I’m not in the mood it turns out terrible, probably because I’m forcing it. But when I do feel creative and start to write it’s hard for me to stop once I get going. I normally write one chapter in a sitting, sometimes more if I have the time. I don’t necessarily have any writing quirks that I can think of. Maybe I have a few but I don’t know that I’d consider them quirks. I can’t listen to music when I write because it distracts me. I prefer to be alone because it helps me concentrate on the story. And if I’m working late I need to have coffee, lots and lots of coffee.
BK: Where do you hope your books/writing will be in the future?
I’d really love to make it on a Best Sellers list of some sort, lol. I think that would just be absolutely amazing. But as long as people are still reading my novels and liking my work than that is more than enough for me. My goal is to continuing writing novels that make people happy and give them that break from reality that we all need every once in a while.
BK: What do you hope readers will take away from your books?
I’d like for readers to feel like they’ve been able to escape from their lives for a while and step into the lives of the characters. I want them to walk away from the novel having loved it so much that they wished the story never ended. Those are my favorite kinds of novels to read and I’d love to be able to have that affect on people.
BK: What is one piece of advice you received that you carry with you in your writing?
This isn’t actual advice that was given to me specifically but it’s a quote that I believe in very much. “Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” – Meg Cabot
BK: What is one piece of advice you would give to new and aspiring writers?
Always keep your chin up and believe in yourself. The writing world comes with the good and the bad, and if you let the bad stuff get to you then you’ll never succeed. Don’t let one little bad review ruin this experience for you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and not everyone is going to like your novel. But for every one person that dislikes your work there’s always five others that loved it. Keep that in the back of your mind and you’ll do just fine.
BK: Are you currently working on any new projects? What can we expect from you in the future?
I am actually. I just finished up a new cowboy romance the other day and sent it off to my editor. I’m still playing with the title so I can’t reveal that just yet, lol. If all goes as planned I should have this new novel out sometime in July. It is the first of a series so there will be two more novels following this one.
BK: Where can readers find you?
My Blog: www.kimberlylewisnovels.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a pleasure having you and I wish you much success in the future.
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When Misty Prescott moved back home to her parent’s ranch after catching her husband cheating on her, she couldn’t have possibly known that she’d fall for not one, but two cowboys at the same time. Nor could she have known that getting involved with both men would bring unwelcome excitement, turning her already messed up world completely upside down. As Misty’s relationship with Vance Kinney begins, she can’t help but develop an intense attraction to her best friend’s older brother, Dylan McCoy. But just as Misty makes her choice, she indirectly becomes the target of one horrific event after another. Now, Misty must fight the very obstacles that threaten to tear her apart from the man she loves, and survive the danger lurking around every corner that threatens their very lives.