About Kimberley Gold:
Kimberley Gold was born in Durban, South Africa. After finishing high school Kimberley moved to London, England to embark on a ‘gap year’ which became a gap decade. After travelling extensively around Europe, America and Asia, Kimberley moved to Sydney, Australia in 2011 and began work on her debut novel Dating Games. During her travels Kimberley modelled part-time and worked as a Personal Assistant on stock market trade floors for international investment banks Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Commerzbank. This provided her with insightful in-depth knowledge of the banking world, the intricate nature of office relationships and being able to tell a story or two about fashion runways. Kimberley now lives in Sydney with her husband Kewyn and their son Camden.
What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired by people. I’m extremely nosy and have an imagination that runs away with me. I pen little stories in my head about the people I see every day in the streets, at shopping centres, at work etc, and I use those characters in my writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to outline where I would like the story to go in my notepad, but quite often once I’m on my laptop my typing doesn’t lead down the path I had planned, and I’m taken in a completely different direction.
I create character sketches before I write so that I can use those characters’ emotions to bring the story to life.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do listen to them, some characters have a story in them bursting to get out. I like to put myself in their shoes and think how they would think.
What advice would you give other writers?
Writing isn’t always an easy process, some weeks I write nothing at all, and others I stay up until two in the morning plugging away. You’ve got to do it at your own pace, don’t put a time limit on yourself or put too much pressure on yourself. Keep at it, and eventually you’ll get there.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We all know being published is incredibly difficult. I submitted my manuscript to various different publishing houses and luckily for me, a great one picked me up.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I love books and have been a voracious reader since childhood. I’ve eventually come round to owning an e-reader and as much as I love technology and the ease of downloading new books, I’m very concerned that hard copy publishing is on its way out and hate seeing the vast number of small bookshops that are going out of business. I think readers have to continue supporting their local bookstores as this is the only way hard-copy book publishing can survive.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: I have written a humorous contemporary romance novel called Dating Games, and a non-fiction lifestyle book aimed at women in their twenties and thirties, called What I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty, this will be out for sale in time for Christmas.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Kimberley Gold Page On Amazon
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