This week, my “Quickie” interview is with Author, Kim Holden.
✧The video has music so turn your volume down if you’re in a quiet place✧
If there’s such a thing as angels on earth, Kim Holden is proof that there’s a huge-hearted, coffee drinking, taco eating one in Denver, Colorado.
Anyone who has ever messaged or met her would agree.
She’s the best hugger, has great taste in music and is a wizard of words.
In 2014, I finished Kim’s book, ”Bright Side” at 3:00am.
Her words were so beautiful and the book was so emotional, I was literally sobbing into my pillow trying not to wake my husband.
My nose was stopped up from crying, my eyes were puffy but my heart was so full.
I wanted to wake my 3 kids and hug them.
I sent her a message telling her my thoughts.
Bless her heart, the next morning not only did she respond appreciably, she was worried that I didn’t get enough rest.
Kim is a gifted storyteller that’s not only creative but inspirational.
I wish everyone could read Bright Side and adopt Kate’s view on life to learn the way ALL people, no matter how awful, should be treated.
The good news for those of you that still prefer paperbacks, the book cover is just plain orange.
There’s no half-naked guys, handcuffs, blindfolds or anything that might raise eyebrows so you can feel free to read it in public and in front of your kids.
After I devoured Bright Side, I immediately bought the 1st book she wrote and realized pretty quickly that she was not a 1 hit wonder.
(Plus, I fell in love with Dimitri)
I can only hope Kim continues to share her stories to help make this sometimes crazy world a better place.
Her current work in progress is called The Other Side.
Would you like to read an unedited excerpt?
Below are the questions with Kim’s answers and the giveaway instructions.
~ Quickie Questions ~
1. Where is the strangest place you’ve ever gotten a great story idea?
✧ The strangest (but also my favorite) place (I’m changing it to “way”) I’ve gotten a story idea?
When my best friend, Gemma, told me I should write a story about Franco falling in love with her. I did and loved every minute of telling their story.
2. What is the last book you’ve loved?
✧ Vanilla by Billy Merrell
3. What is your favorite TV or Netflix series?
✧ Game of Thrones #TeamJonSnow
4. Bucket list vacation spot?
✧ Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
5. Who is your favorite book boyfriend from another author?
✧ Paul Hudson All day, every day.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
✧ That’s hard. So hard. I’m going to say Close To Me by The Cure because that’s the song that made me fall in love with music when I was in eighth grade. Robert Smith is a god.
7. What’s your favorite gift ever received from a fan?
✧ I love them all. Truly, they all mean the world to me. But a group of amazing women got together and made me a quilt a few years ago and it’s something I will forever treasure
8. Who is your unicorn author?
✧ I would love to chat with John Green. In all ways, he’s one of my heroes.
9. What is your favorite brand of mascara?
✧ Urban Decay’s Perversion. It’s the only brand I’ve found that doesn’t make my eye’s itch or leave me looking like a raccoon after a few hours
10.What’s your favorite name out of all your characters?
✧ Probably Keller. I do love that name.
✦✦ GIVEAWAY ✦✦
Your choice of 1 ebook of Kim’s or if you own them all, a $5 Amazon Gift Card.
✦ TO ENTER ✦
➜ LIKE my DIRTY BLONDE BOOKS page (if you don’t already) AND this post.
**must be a “liker” to win.
➜ LIKE Kim’s Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/KimHoldenAuthor/
➜ COMMENT BELOW with the TITLE OF THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING
✦ BONUS ENTRIES (not required) for:
❥ TAGGING a friend
(2 additional bonus entries if the friend isn’t already a Dirty Blonde Books ”liker”)
❥ SHARING this post
✦ ✦ The winner will be chosen at random on 1/16.
✧ Purchase Links for Kim’s books
★ ALL AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED
★ ALL HAVE AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS
✦ All of It:
✦ Bright Side:
✦ So Much More:
Bright Sider’s reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/539950609469642/
★ Video music –
September Song. By Sunset Sons