An avid reader since before she can remember, Kimberly Van Meter started her writing career at the age of 16 when she finished her first novel, typing late nights and early mornings, on her mother’s old portable typewriter.
In addition to writing, reading, and drinking hot chocolate by the windowsill when it rains, Kimberly enjoys photography.
The oldest of four siblings and the mother of three children, Kimberly divides her time between soccer games, swim meets, bottle feedings, and deadlines.
The Call story:
It was the most fabulous day of my life (aside from the birth of my children, of course). It was early in the morning in March and I was just heading to a staff meeting.
I was holding my 6-month-old daughter (my office is pretty kid-friendly on certain days) when my cell phone rang. I didn't recognize the number so I was about to let it go to voice mail but at the last minute decided to answer. It was Johanna Raisanen from Harlequin Superromance and she wanted to buy my book!
I screamed, almost dropped my daughter (thank goodness, a coworker swooped in to save the day) and started crying. It was the most amazing moment.
The rest is a bit of a blur as I was too dazed to actually remember what words were being said. Thankfully, Johanna agreed to call back later in the day when my feet were back on the ground. It was really surreal, actually. I couldn't actually believe that I had sold my book.
It was such an unreal feeling, one I'd dreamt about forever but I'd gotten to the point where I wasn't sure I was ever going to sell. In fact, two nights before I got the call, I had written in my journal that I was absolutely positive that another rejection was coming my way.
Thankfully, I was wrong.
Her second book, Father Material, comes out in July, which is part of a trilogy following the lives of three sisters. She is published by Harlequin Superromance.
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