Date Published: 20 June, 2017
Publisher: Carolina Blue Publishing
Katie Fitzgerald learned the hard way about love. She vowed to never get involved with a doctor at work, and when she did, he broke her heart. Older and wiser, Katie is serious about never getting hurt again. Dr. Flynn Reynolds, staff cardiologist at Windsor Falls Memorial, just might be the man to change her mind. Attraction explodes between the two from their very first meeting. But Katie is determined to protect her heart. Will Flynn convince her to take another chance?
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The hardest part for me is time management. I work full time as a psychiatric nurse. That’s three 12-hour night shifts per week. Sounds easy, right? Not so much. It basically means I never sleep. I spend more hours per week writing, editing, promoting, etc. than I do in the ER. It’s a constant struggle. Add to that I am a wife and soccer Mom as well.
What songs are most played on your iPod?
That would be a toss-up between my “sleep” playlist and one entitled “happy music.” For sleeping, I have soft, slow music…a lot of Enya, whom I love. My happy music is for the gym and whenever I feel like brightening my mood. That playlist has fast, upbeat music ranging from Pharell Williams to Dwight Yoakum to The Beach Boys. My musical taste is best described as eclectic.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Right now, I have Beta readers. I would love to have a critique partner someday; just haven’t found the right person. I also need a street team (whatever that is) and a cool name for them. I’m open to ideas…
What book are you reading now?
As I write this, I should be packing. We leave for a cruise to Bermuda at 0600. I have NOT even started to pack. The very first book I will read on the ship is Jill Shalvis’s newest, Lost and Found Sisters, which happened to release the same day as Taking Chances. No, I didn’t plan that, nor am I stalking Jill. Jill is who I want to be when I grow up. Her writing is crisp and funny yet emotional as well. I love her.
How did you start your writing career?
I just released my first novel, Coming Home, in March of this year. Taking Chances, the second book in the Windsor Falls series, came out June 20th. I originally wrote Coming Home in 2002, when we were awaiting to adopt out now 15 yo daughter from Russia. Writing was a release for me. A way to deal with the uncertainty of foreign adoption. It was a catharsis for the pain I had endure with infertility and pregnancy loss. Fifteen years and many, better versions later, Coming Home finally saw the light of day!
I’m about half way through Second Chances, the third in my series. This tells the story of Brendan Fitzgerald and Charlie Avery. He is a single dad with trust issues, working in his family’s construction business. She is an ER doc with a secret, traumatic past. I can’t wait to see how they work it out!
About the Author
Kimberley O’Malley is a recent transplant to Charlotte, North Carolina from the frozen North. She is learning to say y’all but draws the line at sweet tea. Sarcasm is an art form in her world. When not writing, she is a full-time nurse and part-time soccer Mom, but not necessarily in that order. She shares her life with an amazing husband of more than twenty years, two teenagers, and one very sweet Shetland Sheepdog, Molly.
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