Author Interview: Kimberly Wilkerson

1. We’ll skip the “tell us about yourself” because coming up with something on the spot is, truly, the bane of an author’s existence. So, let’s start with something a little easier! Tell me what you’re working on at the moment.

Honestly, I have several children’s books that I have placed on hold (including the continuation of my first published book) while I focus on obtaining my BA, continue to get speaking engagements, and work two part time jobs.

2. In as much detail as you would like, tell me about your book(s) that are already out/on the way.

“Kingdom of Grace”: as a classically inspired fairy tale that leaves the reader wondering what comes next comes a poignant illustrated tale introducing two queens, one lonely king, and a battle for the spiritual health of a kingdom.

3. As far as the writing process goes—including such things as conception of idea all the way through to money in the bank—what is the least favourite bit? (Everyone has one!)

Having to spend so much time working outside of writing to keep money in the bank.

4. Conversely, what is the bit of the writing process that gets your writery brain grinning?

The beautiful moments which are stress free, you can allow your mind to wander, and give your imagination a chance to be written down.

5. If you could steal any author’s ability to improve your own work, who would you steal from and why? (e.g. Tolkien’s language skills, Douglas Adams’ humour, etc.)

Amy Sherman-Palladino because she is so awesome! She has an incredible way of jamming so many genres, social class innuendos, and pop culture references into such a short area of her witty writing.

6. Now for some fun! The main character of the book you’re working on (or have recently finished) has kidnapped you for ruining their life. How will you explain that what you’re doing is for the best?

As painful as the process is to give it to God and continue moving forward, it will all be worth it. Nothing worth having comes easy.

7. You, your main character(s), and the protagonist of the last book you read are playing poker. What are the stakes? Who will win and why?

I want to say: Me and my main character because neither of us is giving up and have God on our side. However, I don’t gamble so it is possible God would let that one go to the evil side. LOL

8. Let’s face it, writing is hard. What do you think are some traps to avoid in your particular area of expertise? (Whether that be your genre, your knowledge of plot, your character building, your world building, etc.)

Giving up your writing time to pursue things that do not bring you the same happiness at the cost you are getting in return unless an emergency.

9. Anything else you’d like to add? Plots to take over the world, for example. Upcoming release dates, links and things, maybe even your favourite chocolate cake recipe.

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