Getting to Know Kimberly Rose Johnson

Award-winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson recently stopped by my blog to share some about her writing life.

Why did you start writing romantic suspense novels?
Kimberly: I started writing romantic suspense because I love the genre. It’s so much fun!

What’s the hardest part of writing romantic suspense?
Kimberly: For me the hardest part is the research. I don’t enjoy having to ask others for help, and I had to do that a lot with this book.

I have an artist friend who owns a gallery, so I contacted her for the art stuff. My uncle is a retired police officer, so I picked his brain. I read a couple books written by former FBI agents to understand them better and how things are done. I researched about being a news reporter by watching videos that actual reporters posted online about a day in the life of a reporter.

I would say of all the books I’ve written, this one took second in terms of research. The other one is also a romantic suspense novel.

When do you find time to write?
Kimberly: Writing is my full-time job. I write during the day while my husband is working. I generally keep to office hours.

How do you research ways to kill someone for your books?
Kimberly: I Googled it. I have only written one book where I killed off a character.

What did you want to be as a child (and did that dream come true)?
Kimberly: I wanted to be either a teacher or a secret agent. I loved watching the TV show “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.”

I taught piano lessons for most of my adult life as well as worked at a high school for four years as an AVID tutor. My dream of being a secret agent was more fantasy inspired by my favorite TV show as a young person. I much prefer danger on the pages of a book than in real life!

What is one of your favorite ways to connect with readers?
Kimberly: I love Instagram, but I’m super bad about posting. I’m also on Facebook, but again, I’m awful about posting there too. Readers can reach out to me at either site.

What is absolutely essential for you to write?
Kimberly: I must have quiet. The story plays out in my mind like a movie. LOL I’ve even caught myself saying the lines out loud.

About Kimberly Rose Johnson
Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.

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Book Highlight

Dark Threat by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, Trinity investigates an art trafficking ring at a high-end Seattle gallery. She turns to handsome FBI agent Kyle Richards for help after being spotted by the crooks.

Kyle is drawn to the feisty reporter, but he can’t afford a beautiful distraction when lives are at stake. He must trust his friends at Protection Inc. to watch over Trinity while he investigates the gallery.

Will this couple overcome the impossible odds threatening to keep them apart?