About Kimberly Beckett:
Ever since she can remember, Kimberly Beckett has loved horses. She wore out 4 rocking horses before she was 5 years old, and as she got older, she read every horse story in print, from Black Beauty to My Friend Flicka. It wasn't until she got her first job as an attorney for the federal government, however, that could afford to buy her first horse, and she hasn't been without at least one ever since. She has been riding dressage for several years and has earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal. When she wasn't reading about horses, she was reading romance novels, and her favorites always involve an alpha male Hero riding a magnificent horse. Kimberly has now found a way to combine her love of horses with her love of romance by writing her own version of equine-facilitated happily ever afters. She truly believes that Horses Heal Hearts. She lives in southwest Ohio, and loves practicing dressage with her own beloved equine
What inspires you to write?
I have always wanted to write, and all through my life, reading romantic stories about love and happily ever afters have helped me to survive life's occasional curves. Recently, I decided to combine my love of horses with my love of romance and try my hand at writing. I hope my stories give readers hope that they can also have their happily ever after.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with a general idea of a plot, then outline in some detail in writing in a spiral notebook. I also create biographies of my main characters as a way of better understanding their goals and motivations. I use Gwen Hayes' book Romancing the Beat as an overall story roadmap.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I personally do not speak directly to my characters, nor do the "talk" to me exactly. I do allow them the freedom to act differently from how my original outline might have made them act.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't just think about doing it. Do it. You'll never get published if you never write the book.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to first try traditional publishing, and luckily for me, the publisher that listened to my pitch decided to buy my manuscript. I was extremely lucky.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that self-publishing is here to stay, but I also do not believe that traditional publishing will go away any time soon.
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance; Romantic suspense.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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