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Monday, March 09, 2015

Kimberly Rose Johnson - A Valentine for Kayla

Good Monday Morning Readers!



Today, Kimberly Rose Johnson visits Lagniappe to discuss her latest release, A Valentine For Kayla.

Welcome Kimberly!


Tell us a little about A Valentine for Kayla.

Sure, A Valentine for Kayla is a fun story set in a fictional town in Oregon. This story was inspired on Valentines Day due to my dislike of the day. Here is the back cover blurb.

KAYLA RUSSELL DOESN'T LIKE VALENTINE'S DAY 
What should be Kayla's favorite holiday is just another reminder that she hasn't met someone special. The beautiful florist—and hopeless romantic—has nearly given up on love, when the man of her dreams walks into her shop…to buy flowers for another woman! 
Former music superstar Derek Wood poses as a local deliveryman while he cares for his ailing mother. Derek is drawn to Kayla's genuine spirit and natural beauty, but he can't hide his identity forever. The man Kayla's falling for doesn't really exist, but the feelings they share are real. Will Derek finally give Kayla a reason to love Valentine's Day?

If you weren't a writer, what would be another dream job? 
I was a piano teachers for eighteen years and it was the only thing I’d ever wanted to do besides become a famous singer lol. So I’d would for sure be teaching piano again if I was no longer writing. J

What led you to choose the genre in which you write? 
I love romance. My motto is, if a book doesn’t have romance in it, then it’s not worth reading lol at least for me. I have a hard time reading a book if there is not a romance thread.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not writing? 
I love to read Christian fiction. I also enjoy being outdoors. I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I can ride my bike. J

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? 
Does newish count? If so Melissa Tagg, and Carla Laureano are two that immediately come to mind.

What can we expect from you in the future? 
Thanks for asking! My next book is going to be an indie box set that will release in June. We don’t have a final title yet, but if you sign up for my newsletter I’ll be letting my subscribers know the 411 as the time nears. You can sign up on my website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/

LIGHTNING ROUND 

Plotter, Pantser, or Planser? Planser.
Pride and Prejudice or Gone with the Wind? Pride and Prejudice.
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Dogs or cats? Dogs.
Debbie Macomber or Nicholas Sparks? Debbie Macomber.






KAYLA RUSSELL DOESN'T LIKE VALENTINE'S DAY 
What should be Kayla's favorite holiday is just another reminder that she hasn't met someone special. The beautiful florist—and hopeless romantic—has nearly given up on love, when the man of her dreams walks into her shop…to buy flowers for another woman! 
Former music superstar Derek Wood poses as a local deliveryman while he cares for his ailing mother. Derek is drawn to Kayla's genuine spirit and natural beauty, but he can't hide his identity forever. The man Kayla's falling for doesn't really exist, but the feelings they share are real. Will Derek finally give Kayla a reason to love Valentine's Day?











Kimberly’s bio:

Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, teenage son, and their yellow lab. She writes heartwarming Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.
You may contact Kimberly via her website at
http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/








Kimberly, thanks so much for sharing!

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.

I pray you find 
"a little something extra" 
in each of your days.


Marian

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

Thanks for hosting me, Marian!

Kimberly said...

Since doing this interview, I signed a three book contract with Mountain Brook Inc. for a series called Wildflower B&B Romance. The first book, Island Dreams releases April 15 and is available for pre-order. Here is the link in case you would like to check it out. http://amzn.to/1FdP059

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

It's a pleasure to have you here, Kimberly! Congratulations on your three-book contract!

Kimberly said...

Thanks, Marian. :)