Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends & Visitors,
Today I would like you to meet one of the best mystery writers
around as far as I am concerned.
Please meet Author Kim (Herron) Carter and
all four of her fantastic mystery thriller reads.
Her newest book SWEET DREAMS, Baby Belle is receiving
Rave Reviews over on Amazon Books. She had
recently been interviewed over on Awesomegang Book Club,
and it is such a great interview I wanted to share it
on my blog so my readers can get to know more of
Kim’s writing technique.
(Kim and her hubby rescued retired greyhounds)
~Writer’s Interview With Mystery Thriller Author, Kim (Herron) Carter~
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m the mother of three grown children and live in Atlanta, Ga. I’ve written eight novels, four of which have been published, and I’m currently working on my first series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Sweet Dreams Baby Belle is my latest book and it was actually inspired by a young child’s tombstone in the Biloxi City Cemetery in Mississippi. Although the book is fiction, her small broken monument touched and inspired me. After two years of research to discover the truth about Baby Belle, we were able to find out very little about her short life. This mystery is a tribute to that little girl who died in the late 1800’s.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I always write in my pajamas. I mean, who doesn’t want to be comfortable? I also write best when it’s raining. I have a sound machine with thunder and lightning, but it’s just not the same as when it’s storming outside.
What author’s or books have influenced you?
I’ve been influenced by so many great mystery writers starting with Sue Grafton. I also love Iris Johansen, Karin Slaughter, and Mary Higgins Clark.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a series that is actually a spin-off of Sweet Dreams Baby Belle. I just wasn’t quite ready to let go of some of those characters.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesomegang of course! But. I have to give some ‘Kudos’ to my little book promoter – Catherine at Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions has done an excellent job in getting my mystery books out to the readers who will enjoy them.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t let anyone discourage you! I’m trying to get thicker skin but sometimes it’s difficult.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
My mother told me all the time as a child and often as an adult that ‘practice makes perfect’. Some days my writing is better than others and I’m not afraid to delete a sub-par day of writing.
What are you reading now?
The Witches by Stacy Schiff
What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue writing for as long as I enjoy it. I have a new book almost done to release early summer 2016, which is book 2 of the Sweet Dreams series.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Oh wow, just 3 or 4? Could I take 3 or 4 books from each of my favorite all-time authors? That’s not fair, I know, but I’m going for it… Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series, Beverly Cleary, and John Steinbeck.
More About Kim The Author & Writer:
Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of Contemporary Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller novels, a fan favorite among avid mystery readers has an array of released titles like; “When Dawn Never Comes,” “Deadly Odds,” “No Second Chances,” and her new release, “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.”
Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoys all her books, as it shows with the many 5-star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with them.
Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhound dogs, and they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.
Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, she has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She has worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author. She lives in the Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for years to come for her avid readers.
Kim’s has just finished her 5th mystery book and will be released early summer 2016. It is a new volume of the Sweet Dreams series. Early edit reviews say it maybe an Amazon Best Seller!
Author Websites and Profiles
Kim Herron Amazon Profile
“Presented by Lyon Book Promotions & Interview Courtesy of Awesomegang Book Promotions”