Where I Need To Be
Release Date: December 15, 2012
"Where I Need To Be" is book one of the B&S Trilogy
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I write under the pen name Kimberly Knight. I have lived in the Bay Area in California for about six years with my husband and spoiled cat, Precious. Before my life consumed of writing and reading romance and erotic novels, I was addicted to reality tv and dramas.
I also enjoy playing co-ed slow pitch softball in a few local leagues and playing computer games like World of Warcraft and online poker. I love my San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks. If they are on TV, I am watching them. I try to go to a few games each during a season.
Question 2. Let’s talk about what inspired you to begin a writing career. Was it a specific book or author or did you always have the writing spirit buried deep within?
I 100% did not have the writing spirit buried deep within. A year ago, if you would have told me that I would be a new author and have written my first book, I would have laughed in your face. I was never a reader. I read the Twilight Saga and then years later, the Hunger Game Trilogy. I maybe read two of the Women's Murder Club books by James Patterson that I needed to read in the series within those years but reading was not fun or my priority.
It wasn't until April of this year that I decided to read Fifty Shades of Grey because I heard Ian Sommerhalder on the radio talking about that he was in talks to play Christian. I was like "well this could be awesome", you know since he is so HOTT. So anyway, I bought the trilogy, read it in a week (which was a complete 180 for me) and then I was having withdrawals and read it again. My husband thought I was crazy. Since then I have read over 60 books (which is huge for me). My friend and I were talking one day and were like "we should write a book." We were half joking. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to see if I could and well, I guess I did, lol. So to make a LONG story short, it wasn't a specific book or author but FSOG sparked my fire for sure!
Question 3. Where did your book, "Where I Need To Be" originate from? Was it a story that you started from one incident or how was it conceived inside your head?
So like I mentioned above, my friend and I were talking and joking that we should write a book. We actually started brainstorming but she was too busy with school that she told me to write it. When I started writing, I didn't stick to our original story. I knew I wanted to use "boy" names for my main girls because I love the name Spencer for a girl. I actually texted my friend one day when I was at the gym that I was running next to a hot guy on the treadmill. One thing lead to the other and my story just formed. I knew how I wanted it to start just by that text and I knew how I wanted book one to end. Everything else came as I wrote. I wrote the part about their first fight just to write it and one day I was walking down the street and out of no where I knew how I was going to link that fight with the ending. I was smiling like an idiot walking down the street so proud of my self and actually amazed at how everything was coming together.
Question 4. Do you have someone specific in your life that is your idol or muse?
Actually I don't have one idol or one muse. Everyone has a special place in my life. If I take the time to get to know you, that shows I care for you deeply. Even if we have never met in person. I cherish everyone that I share my life with, even all my online friends. You know, of course my family is a huge part of my life and I wouldn't be who I am today without them but I can't just name one or two or even three people I look up to. Everyone just has a little piece of me, even if they don't realize it.
Question 5. What is your favorite genre to read and do you have any specific books that are your favorite/s?
If you would have asked me this question in March, I would said Crime Mysteries like the Women Murder Club books but after FSOG, that stuff is boring to me! I gotta have my romance and erotica novels now! Bared to You is my number one favorite and I can really list a ton of books. I don't want to call out bad books but that list is much shorter!
Question 6. Spencer seems like a typical female character, a little shy and fun loving. Did you model her after anyone specific?
I actually wouldn't say she is a typical female character. I have read so many books that the girls always go running or cry a river when shit hits the fan. In Where I Need to Be, shit hits the fan and I think Spencer handled it like a normal female. Of course since I wrote the book, Spencer has some of my characteristics but she also has some of my friends and so does Ryan. The characters are a mixture of people in my life.
Question 7. "Where I Need To Be" has some HOT love scenes, did you find them difficult to write or did they flow freely from your imagination?
I know what I like to read so I tried to write that. It was hard to write some of the scenes. Actually it's funny, the very first two I ever wrote where the dance scene and then what happens in the car and those flowed. Everything after was difficult for me. I actually had to skip a few and just continue with the story because I was having writers block. I wrote three scenes back to back when I finally knew what I wanted to write and um...that was fun...turned myself on ;)
Question 8. "Where I Need To Be" is the first Novella in this series. Can you tell our readers how many books they can expect?
So far I have only planned to write three. If they are a success I am not opposed to writing more. I actually really hate when an author is so successful but won't continue the story...hint hint Twilight, FSOG, Bared to You...
Question 9. As an Indie Author, do you have any advice for those wanting to break into the Literary world on their own?
If you have a story in mind, write it. I started to write just to see if I could. It wasn't my plan to ever publish Where I Need to Be but a few people read it as I was writing it and told me they really liked it. It got me thinking that maybe this could actually work. I currently have ten more book ideas floating in my head! So just write, you never know what will happen until you just do it! Also, get an editor. I learned so much during the editing process.
Question 10. Lastly, is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about this book or about yourself?