You can reach Julie via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and her web address is www.juliekimbrell.com
Julie’s latest work is called In Limbo and is available at http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-inlimbo-494176-140.html
In Limbo tells the story of two teens, Ashton and Luke, who are best friends. After the two are involved in a car accident, they are left in a coma and rely on each other to get through the difficulties they face. Not only do they fall in love, escape from the Soul Seeker and make friends with The Coma Club, Luke and Ashton discover the truth about a family friend and how he caused the death of Luke’s father.
Why did you become a writer…was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
Actually, my mother, Linda Varner Palmer is a published author with Silhouette. She encouraged me to write about two years ago when I looked to her for ideas on a hobby to pick up. After that one conversation, my first YA Suspense/Romance novel developed. It will actually be published in 2011 by WHP. The name of it is “No Stranger to Fear”.
Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
Completely from my imagination. I come up with a vision and the characters develop their own personalities then do what they will which turns into my story.
Are you currently working on any new book projects?
Yes, I am working on a Valentines Day Anthology, which will be published by Wild Horse Press. It’s YA Paranormal and really funny. It will be alongside Jessie Colter’s “Love Storm” and Linda Palmer’s “E.V.E.R.” in an Anthology called “Calling Cupid”.
Do you have any advice for beginning writers on how to write a book? Do you have any advice for them regarding promoting that book once published?
Beginning writers should take their time. Rushing is my biggest problem. Make sure all the scenes have closure. All the problems need solving. It’s tedious, but self-fulfilling to get one written. Since I have a full time job, promoting my books are difficult. I usually post them on Facebook and look for review sites that might be interested in taking a look.
What is your favorite work of literary fiction and why? Do you have a favorite literary author?
I love all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. I also love all the Stephenie Meyer Twilight Series. Both are absolutely brilliant ideas and excellent writing. I can’t say I prefer one over the other because they are totally different in relation.
How have your friends and family received your career as an author? Are they supportive?
Since my mother’s an author, the news of me writing wasn’t that surprising. My family is very supportive. When I began writing, my parent’s bought me a Sony E-reader as a “We’re proud of you” present.
Thank you, Julie, for stopping by today. I enjoyed our conversation!