Today YA author Kimberly King joins us!
Tell us about your work!
I write clean, funny YA fiction that’s appropriate for children 10 and older that’s also fun for adults to enjoy as well. My first two books, “The Trouble with Fairy Godmothers,” and its sequel, “The Trouble with Prince Charming,” are modern-day Cinderella stories with a hilarious, uptight fairy godmother who can’t get her spells right. These books delve into the humorous world of dating and relationships as well as self-discovery. My third book, “Evan the Horrible,” is a fun one involving a magic ring and a sorceress trapped in a mirror with even more humor than the books before. I fell in love with Evan’s hilarious snarkiness and wit, and hope my readers love him just as much as I do!
What was your favorite book when you were growing up?
I loved “The Chocolate Touch” and the magic that was woven so beautifully within the story, as well as the sweetness found in the book, “Mandy” by Julie Andrews Edwards.
What is your favorite book as an adult?
I love “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Truth Cookie” by Fiona Dunbar, “The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon” by Stephen King, and I always love a good sweet romance book!
I always reread my favorite books. Do you reread books and if so, which one(s) have you read over again?
I struggle rereading books I love, because I guess I’m afraid it’ll lose its magic, but the one book I have no problem reading over and over again is “Pride and Prejudice.” You just can’t go wrong with a classic!
Who are some of your favorite authors?
My taste varies so much! I don’t think I have a favorite author, because different stories bring in different elements and different characters that capture my heart. My library is a wide variety of wonderful books by many different authors.
A lot of creatives (artists, writers, musicians) have talked about how the pandemic has impacted their creativity. How has it been for you?
For a while, I lost my ambition to write because I was overwhelmed with taking care of my six children and trying to get them through their schooling. However, I picked it up again, and I’m so glad I did, because it gives me such a wonderful outlet!
What are you working on now?
I’m super close to publishing my very first YA romance, “Lucky in Love,” and I’m so, so excited for it! There is no magic in it like my other books, but it’s full of humor.
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Kat Ellison is sure she’s the only person on earth whose grandma still flirts with the pool boy. But she’s got bigger problems now that Sam Buxton, Senior Class President, keeps coming around. From the moment she laid eyes on him, she’s had nothing but bad luck, but there’s no getting rid of him. Gram has decided they’re a perfect match and is bound and determined to get the two together.
From her baking mishaps at home to mortifying moments in the halls of Honeyville High, Kat’s convinced Sam is a bad penny the way he keeps showing up. But she has a plan: win over recently single Hunter Hayes, convince Gram that he’s a better match, and get rid of her bad luck—and Sam—once and for all.
The trouble is her fate is written in the stars. How can she change it when everything keeps bringing her back to the one person she can’t stand?
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