Please join me in welcoming Kimberly Rose Johnson back to the blog today to chat about her upcoming contemporary romance, Finding Love in San Antonio!
Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. She recently moved to Montana and is looking forward to new adventures.
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 and romantic mystery and suspense with a heart.
Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
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FINDING LOVE IN SAN ANTONIO by Miralee Ferrell & Kimberly Rose Johnson
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Mountain Brook Ink
RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2022
For TV chef Adela Romero, the lights of LA have lost their luster. The grief of her husband’s death three years ago still hangs heavy over her and her daughter, Fabi.
When Adela returns to San Antonio for a summer break with her daughter, she learns her mother-in-law’s Mexican diner is struggling. Adela wants to help, but her career is tugging her in another direction.
Local food critic David Agraponte has a history with Adela. A history he’d like to rekindle. When he interviews Adela, sparks fly—both good and bad. In Adela’s struggle to put her past behind her, she’s tentative about a new relationship, but David hopes she’ll stay at Romero’s long enough to give him a chance.
Sandra always dreamed of managing Romero’s one day, but her chances of proving herself to her aunt are slim with her famous TV-chef cousin taking all the attention. Can’t her aunt see that Adela’s just passing through on her way to her next big gig? Still, as much as she resents it, Sandra may need Adela’s help if there is going to be a Romero’s left for her to manage.
When Adela gets a TV offer that’s sure to shoot her career to the stars, her choice may hold more than just her future in the balance. Can David and Adela find a way to save Romero’s and hold onto their own dreams, or will Adela’s opportunity push them apart?
Hi Kimberly! Welcome back to the blog!
Kimberly: Summer. I don’t like being cold. LOL but I don’t like being hot either. Ironically, I just moved to Montana where the winters are below freezing and the summers are quite hot.
Carrie: haha oh dear!
Kimberly: Coffee. Though I enjoy both, I’m usually in the mood for coffee rather than tea.
Carrie: i still wish it tasted as good as it smelled 🙂
Kimberly: Oh, that’s a tough one since Netflix has some great Hallmark style movies. I think since I recently cancelled Netflix though and I kept my Frndly app that airs all the Hallmark stations I’d have to say Hallmark. 🙂
Carrie: i need to check out Frndly!
Kimberly: How can I choose between my two passions? I love music and books, audiobooks are awesome. I seriously can’t pick. What would life be like with no music and audiobooks allow me to read when I’m cleaning or my eyes are too tired to focus.
Carrie: ‘both’ is a perfectly acceptable answer 🙂
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Kimberly: I always look for the Christian fiction section. I love romantic suspense and then contemporary romance.
Carrie: me too! Sadly, that CF section is getting harder to find in most bookstores :-/
Q: If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Kimberly: She thinks a LOT and loves to understand the why behind behavior. She’s quiet most of the time, but when you get her talking watch out! She likes to talk. Lol. Thankfully, she reads people well and knows when to be quiet.
Carrie: sounds like she makes the perfect author – an observer, a thinker, and a reader of people!
Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce Finding Love in San Antonio as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?
Kimberly: As it happens this book is also a movie! I had nothing to do with the casting, but if I could have I would have cast Selena Gomez as Sandra. I co-wrote Finding Love in San Antonio and I was assigned Sandra’s storyline.
Carrie: yay for movies! How fun!
Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing Finding Love in San Antonio, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?
Kimberly: I had a very good idea about Sandra’s plot. I’m what’s known as a pantster, which means I don’t outline or have everything firmly plotted out before I start to write, but I had a very good idea about her storyline before I jumped into writing.
Carrie: I think I would be a pantser, too, if I ever wrote a book – I’d want that freedom.
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Finding Love in San Antonio?
Kimberly: When readers finish this book, I hope they feel happy and satisfied. I don’t deliberately write a moral message into books, but I did notice that my co-writer had a theme of putting family first when her character had to make a big decision.
Carrie: I think the best moral messages, or messages of faith, in a story are the ones that take the author a bit by surprise too 🙂
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Kimberly: Thanks for asking! I hope to have a Christmas novella ready to publish in either September or October. It will be part of the Sweet Romance Reads bloggers A Puppy for Christmas series.
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Carrie!
Carrie: always a pleasure to have you here, Kimberly!
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