About Kimberly Grist:
Kimberly Grist is married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson. They have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and have a passion for encouraging others with family members with special needs.
Kim has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, however, she began writing her first novel in 2017. Inspired by so many things life has to offer one of which includes her oldest son's diagnosis of cancer she finds it especially gratifying to write a happy ending.
"Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.
What inspires you to write?
I've enjoyed writing since I was a young girl, however, I began writing my first novel last year. Inspired by so many things life has to offer including traumatic events one of which includes our oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer I find it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”
Tell us about your writing process.
When I write, it is fun, a way to express my thoughts and creativity, a stress reliever. I find if I simply write a story without worrying about spelling, grammar etc. the words will flow. What is not so fun is the editing that comes next. My first book took me about six months to write but about a year to edit.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I think my characters are actual people bundled into a fictional body. For example my newest release Lois's Risk was written with my grandmother in mind as the main character. I simply had to think about how she would react to the situation.
What advice would you give other writers?
It's never too late!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started with a few friends, then a few critique partners then moved to a paid editor. After months of editing I began the slow submittal process. One of my critique partners suggested Winged Publications.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
With today's technology the sky is the limit!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Christian Historical Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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