Name: Kimberly Bracco
Where are you from: Central New Jersey
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I’ve been married for almost 11 years. I have 4 children. I love to read! I can read a book a day, sometimes more. I like things that shock me! I have an obsession with football. I’m a crazy football mom equipped with a big mouth and air horn J
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Latest news…hmm. Unrestricted goes live tomorrow. I’m prepping for my first author signing in Philly on May 16th. And I’m totally engulfed in my new book that I’m working on.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I actually started writing Inhibitions in August 2014. My writing started as a way to tell my own story. I was constantly reading and thinking about how different book would be if this author went this way or that way. I decided to write my own story.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I still don’t really consider myself a writer, lol. In a world with so much talent in the writing world, in my eyes, I don’t think I’ll ever compare to some of the talent out there.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My love of football and the need to try and show people that it’s okay to want what you want. Never let anyone make you feel bad about yourself.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
No, I write whenever the mood strikes and I always write out of order.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Brainstorming with my best friend.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, never let anyone make you feel as though the things you like or enjoy are wrong and that no one is perfect and people deserve a second chance if they earn it.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
Its realistic to a point. Everything in the book can happen in real life but its definitely made up and not based on anything.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Not really. My husband used to be a quarterback. My father-in-law is a lot like Tanner’s father. Easy to talk to and not judgmental. My mother-in-law is a lot like Tanner’s mom. She always has the best food J
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
Isabelle Richards has been the best mentor ever. I guess 50 Shade of Grey, because it brought me back to reading. I stopped reading in High school.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
The Real Series by Katy Evans. I’m a little late in meeting Remy Tate.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’ve been contacted by a lot of new authors, as us newbie need to stick together. I would say off the top of my head, Isabelle Richards and Marie James.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I’ve had support from so many people outside my family. Friends, my community and lots of bloggers.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Writing is more of a passion. It isn’t work at all.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Nope. I love Unrestricted!
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Finding Salvation is about rising above your past and where you come from. Its book about showing people that the events of your life don’t necessarily define you. It’s a lot more dark and twisted than my previous books.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I am famous for typos!! Trying to find and correct typos while writing in a challenge for me. I try to find them all before the book goes to the editor.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I don’t really have a favorite author. I’m down to read anything that interests me. I do like to read things are shocking and different. I also love a really good ugly cry book.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Not yet but I have a few book signings coming up. One in Philly, AC, and Connecticut.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Cover to Cover Designs
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Never be afraid to do the unexpected.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write whatever calls to you and don’t try to fit yourself or your writing into a mold.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
THANK YOU for taking the time to read my books and thank you for loving them.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Hmm…I loved the Sweet Valley High Series when I was in Middle School.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Hmm…I laugh a lot. I find something funny in a lot of different places. I cry during sad books, tv shows or songs!! If I’m sad a sappy song will me cry.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
She was loved! Life is nothing without love.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I have a few tv shows I’m addicted too. Football. Trekking me kids all over.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
My favorite is probably Pretty Little Liars. I love the Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds and Chicago PD. I just recently discovered Lip Sync Battle and I love it!!
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Eggplant Parm, Red, and I love most music.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I worked in mortgages and I was a real estate agent before I started writing.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? http://www.kimberlybracco.com/