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Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Feature: Nicole Kimberling

C.S.: What do you write?
Nicole: I write genre fiction only: mystery, fantasy and science-fiction.

C.S.: Why do you enjoy these genres?
Nicole: Mystery is fun to write because to me it’s all about how interactions between people go horribly wrong. And speculative fiction is just fun in every conceivable way, (though a person does have to master expository writing in order to do it well, which takes years and is kind of a pain.)

C.S.: Tell us about your writing space.
Nicole: I write on my guest bed, which is a futon covered with a handmade quilt that Astrid Amara’s mom made for me. It has appliques of my spirit animal, the skunk.

C.S.: What sort of work-related items do you keep at hand?
Nicole: One of those “genuine mink” blankets that you find in Koreatown for when the cold fear of failure sets in.

C.S.: What’s the weirdest item you keep nearby that’s not at all beneficial to writing?
Nicole: I consider everything beneficial to writing.

C.S.: Do you have any ‘good luck’ charms?
Nicole: Only myself. I’m extremely lucky generally.

C.S.: What’s easily the most distracting item in your writing space?
Nicole: Facebook? It’s there on my phone all the time, waiting.

C.S.: What time of day are you most creative?
Nicole: At writing? Early in the day. At cooking its late at night.

C.S.: Do you have any ‘helpful’ pets?
Nicole: Not anymore, alas. Dearest Kaokitty has gone on to maim the voles across the Rainbow Bridge.

C.S.: What do you do to de-stress or enjoy that’s unrelated to writing?
Nicole: I like seeing what’s at different grocery stores. Also I play a lot of Pokemon Go.

C.S.: Do you drink or snack while writing?
Nicole: Never.

C.S.: Listen to music? If so, does the soundtrack change with projects?
Nicole: Sometimes, to help with focus.

C.S.: Question from the audience: Is there a genre you haven’t worked in that you want to, or alternatively, a genre you’d never touch?
Nicole: I don’t think I’d ever write a historical, as much as I enjoy reading them. I don’t have the patience to look up the number of details necessary for something like that.

Release Date: 01/10/2017

Blurb: The Final Mystery

Now that small-town reporter Peter Fontaine has gotten hitched to the man of his dreams, he thinks his days of solving crimes are over. But after a decades-old secret is revealed, a dead body is found and Peter’s husband Nick is at the top of the suspect list. Peter must harness his power of ultimate nosiness to find one last killer.


Author Bio: Nicole Kimberling lives in Bellingham, Washington with her wife, Dawn Kimberling, two bad cats as well as a wide and diverse variety of invasive and noxious weeds. Her first novel, Turnskin, won the Lambda Literary Award for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She is also the author of the Bellingham Mystery Series.

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  1. Great interview! Will have to check out this series!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Kathy!

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