Welcome to I Love Books Kymberlee and thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to do this interview.
Dawn: So Kymberlee tell us a little bit about your self.
Kymberlee: I am 36 years old. I live in McSherrytown, Pennsylvania with my husband and son Connor.
Dawn: Being a wife and mother is it hard for you to find time to write?
Kymberlee: Not Really. Its all about organization and being that I am OCD its not a problem LOL.
Dawn: Do you have a special place you go to write?
Kymberlee: Yes! I love to write in my bedroom with my smelly candles, music and perfect lighting.
Dawn: Boy that sounds so peaceful! So how old where you when you decided you wanted to become a writer?
Kymberlee: I started really Writing when I was in 5th grade. By the time I was a freshman in high school, I knew I wanted to entertain people with my stories.
Dawn: Wow! You knew from a young age what you wanted to do with your life. That's so great!
Dawn: How many books have you written so far?
Kymberlee: I wrote a children's series called Ravenwood about seven child fairies that learn all about values and morality on their adventures through the kingdom of Ravenwood. It started off just as little bed time stories for my son Connor and, he begged me not to stop. So it became a 25 book series for elementary aged children. Each book broaches a different value. Another series that I wrote is called Supernatural Society, and that is about the human race becoming the minority, and four beings A demon, werewolf, witch and vampire go up against all odds to save our race. This series is definitely more geared towards the 18+ crowd, it gets saucy!
Dawn: That is amazing Kymberlee! Your like a superwoman lol. Raising a family and writing so many stories! That's some imagination you have! Where do you get your inspiration for your unique books?
Kymberlee: My inspiration comes from everywhere! A song, a dream and funny enough my wonderful family.
Dawn: I can tell that your family means a lot to you. As a mother I can totally relate to that. What are you working on at the moment?
Kymberlee: Right now I am writing the 2nd book in the Compulsion Series and finishing Enchantment. Compulsion is a book about Lilyann Moon, and her trials after her grandmother dies under highly suspicious circumstances. Lily finds out that she is a witch along with her 11 young family members. The vampires have found out that the Moon line didn't end with her grandmother, and now she's is a race against time to save her coven. The bright spot in her nightmare was meeting Mason, but is she in love with the enemy? With a coven of 12 there is a character there that everyone will fall in love with.
Enchantment is about 16 year old Teddy O'Malley. She is very happy in the beginning of her junior year at a Virginia Beach high school on the Navy base where her mom is a Lt. and a surgeon. Her world gets flipped upside down when her mother gets orders to go to a Naval Base in London. Teddy is totally miserable but used to having to move with her mom. As she's packing she finds a letter from her father speaking of her hidden heritage. Her father is a fairy, but just any fairy the King of Iridesia. On her last night in the states she wishes on a star to meet her dad and is answered by a fairy named Flynn, but is her going to help Teddy or has she befriended an enemy of her fathers'?
Dawn: Both of those books sound so interesting. I am excited to read them! When will they be released?
Kymberlee: Compulsion is being released through Schiel & Denver 10/1/2011
Enchantmnet is being released through Schiel & Denver 12/2012
Dawn: Oh great! I am so excited! So Kymberlee if I beg you just a little would you please, pretty please with sugar on top give us a sneak peek of your book Compulsion?
Kymberlee: I will do you 1 better and give you the 1st page.
Dawn: Ok Kymberlee you are the best! Ok fans here is the first page of Compulsion by Kymberlee Burks-Miller
I am nothing spectacular. Not the girl that everyone turns and ogles as she passes by. Not the girl who is overly sexy, or sporty. For that matter not even a total braniac. Just an ordinary girl. Tall, slender, long curly brown hair and weird blue eyes. Like I said ordinary to the extreme! So why is he staring at me? The man in the suit that is totally designer by the way. My guess Armani. With those piercing emerald green eyes. My phone vibrates and Steve Earle’s Galway Girl plays loudly. What can I say I’m Irish! “Hel-lo” my voice chipper as it always is when I’m at the mall! I recognized the hysteria in the familiar voice on the other end. It’s my father and he is crying “Lily, sweetie you’ll need to come home..........granny has passed.” My world has just shattered for the second time in my life with those three simple little words.
I have gotten pretty good at hiding my emotions in public. When your mom dies of Breast Cancer when you’re in your early teens you feel like scratching someone’s eyeballs out! And that really is not a socially acceptable public display of emotion right? People come up to you with their sad smiles and give their condolences. And then after a while people continue to stare but the comments are usually behind your back especially where my family lives which is Hampstead, Maryland. “Oh that poor man and he has all those children to raise alone.” “Those poor girls without their mothers’ guidance so young.” That’s why when I applied and was accepted to Towson State University in Towson, Maryland, which is almost an hour from home, I jumped and took it! Pre-Law thank you very much. So I left Towson Town Center with my poker face firmly in place, heading to the garage to get my Jeep, and allow the much needed breakdown and phone call to Camden, my best friend. I got in my Jeep and the tears started just as I started dialing. Two rings and Cam answered “Lily, oh my god! Your dad just called, I’m so sorry!” I started my Jeep and turned the radio off ironically the song playing was Kris Allen’s live like we’re dying. I rubbed at my eyes with the sleeves of my shirt and said to Cam “ I just don’t understand how Cam!” more sobs “I just saw her last weekend, she was walking in her garden picking herbs and baking about a million cookies, and pies. This makes no sense!” I pulled out of my space a little erratically and came around the turn going down out of the garage a little too fast still talking to Cam on speaker “I know it’s hard Lily, she’s been like a mom to you for so long.” When I was just about to tell Cam, like only a bff can, to stop! Out of nowhere there was the guy from the mall again in front of my Jeep! I slammed on my brakes, just in time and screamed “For shits sake!” He just stared at me. All I could do was stare back. I felt like his eyes wouldn’t let mine go. He was so cute. Tall, lean but muscular, and great hair, brown and a full head of it! Cam’s wailing brought me out of the thought of just how yummy this guy was and that I could have just killed him. “Lily what’s wrong? Did you hit something? Are you ok? Lily answer me!” I turned to look back at him, but he was gone. Where did he go? I scanned the garage, but nothing, no sight of him! So I answered “Yes I’m fine, almost hit a hot guy but. Whatever.”
So this wraps up the interview with Kymberlee. Hope you all enjoyed it! Because Kymberlee is such a wonderful person, she is giving a way two signed posters. One of Compulison and one of Enchanted. All you have to do you enter is leave a comment of her fans page on facebook. Then leave a comment on this post. Here are the links: