Friday, September 14, 2012

Wonderful Descriptions ~ #Spotlight on Author Kimberly Sullivan

My next critique partner from to introduce is the fabulous, Kimberly Sullivan. Kimberly writes both novels and short stories (I always admire the ability to write short stories - I'm too long winded J).

Kimberly writes women's fiction, both first and third person, and her descriptions of the places her characters live is nothing short of amazing. You feel like you are in the remote town settled in the mountains of Italy. You see the way the people are dressed - even enjoy their food with them. She's fantastic!

Here is a link to her short-story, Caves: She won the SnoValley Writes 2012 Writing Contest for the category of writer age 18 and older with this story. Talk about impressive! I'm in awe of her skill.

I'm not sure how long the following link will be good, but Kimberly also had a different short story, Holiday Bliss, accepted for publication in the WriteFrance Anthology. They are offering a free peak for a limited time. Kimberly's story appears on page 47. 

I've learned a lot from Kimberly about singular/singular agreement, awkward phrasing, and just overall everything. She is a great help and a wonderful inspiration to me as I work through my projects, and she spots my problems and offers up encouragement. I just finished critiquing a novel for her, In the shadow of the Apennines, and I'm excited that she is starting a new book. Soon, I hope she is able to publish a novel in the near future, and  I can share that happy news with all of you.

In the meantime, visit Kimberly's blog and follow her journey: She does both a travel blog type post on Tuesdays (putting up beautiful pictures of places she's been and letting us armchair explore wonderful vacation spots) and also writing posts on Fridays. 

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!


P.S. Don't forget about my blog tour starting today - hop on over to Christina McKnight's blog and see her New Release post for Always & Forever


  1. Great post! It's nice to finally see Kimberley's face!

  2. Oh my goodness, Chantel. I’m blushing. : ) Thank you so much for this. I am very lucky to have you as a critique partner. It’s a wonderful learning experience and you’ve improved my writing so much. I know how lucky I am to have talented, supportive writers like you to critique my work and tell me what works and what absolutely DOES NOT. Whenever anyone asks what I think is most important thing for a writer, number one is always sitting down to write, of course, and a close second is finding great critique partners and using their suggestions to improve your work. Thanks so much for being mine, Chantel!

    1. Oh, thanks so much, Kimberly. You know I just think you are fantastic. I've learned a lot from you, but I also just really enjoy reading your work. So much talent and it is fun to take the journey with you!


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