Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Interview with Kimberly Rose Johnson

Today we welcome Kimberly Rose Johnson to my blog. Good to have you! Please tell us about An Encore for EstelleA former A-list actress seeks to redeem herself in the most unlikely of places—a children’s theater. The writer/director didn’t anticipate a famous actress would ever show interest in his musical much less him. Will their pasts pull them apart or join them together?

Is there one particular message or “moral of the story” you hope readers walk away with? Forgiveness seems to be the moral of this story—not only the ability to forgive others, but ourselves as well.

How did An Encore for Estelle get started? The idea of writing about Estelle came to me when I was writing the first book A Love Song for Kayla.

Tell us about your research process. Normally I talk to people in the profession I’m writing about and/or I do online research, but in this case I felt like I understood the field. I also had an actress who was a childhood actor on Nickelodeon to read through it for me to make sure I got it right. J

What impact did your research have on you personally? In this particular case I didn’t need to research. I’ve always been into this profession.

How do you see yourself in your character’s story, if at all? I don’t think I’m anything like Estelle or Blake in personality, but I don’t enjoy the arts. I’m a singer and piano player and growing up I took several years of ballet lessons and was in many children’s ballets, so I have performance experience in that regard.

While you were writing An Encore for Estelle, do you think it mattered where the book was set? Yes, I feel like it worked best in a small town. It’s a tight community and they work together to support the arts.

Share your bio: 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.

She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Marilyn R. said...

An Encore for Estelle sounds like a book to read with the moral of forgiveness. Something we all must do as the Word of God commands. Thank you for the interview with Kimberly Rose Johnson.

Kimberly said...

Hi Marilyn, yes, forgiveness of self is key in this story.