My name is Kim Jones and I currently reside in Gilbert, Arizona, United States. I am a single mother (by choice!) of 5 wonderful children. An aspiring author since grade school, I recently completed my 9th novel, but the 1st book in my YA paranormal series about fallen angels and other spooky stuff. The first book in the series is complete at 85,000 words.
I am so sad to say that I am just finding that at this particular juncture in my life, I just don't have the time needed to continue to participate full-time right now in this site, as the time has come (per my agent, and bank account) to settle in and start work doing some revisions on this book so I will be temporarily taking my book down for the time being to work with it..
I still will come back to check in every now and again to see how everyone is doing, but I deeply regret that I have too much going on in my life to devote what seems to be a full-time job (Authonomy) and crank out another book at the same time and provide the quality critiques that all of your writing deserves. It would be an injustice to all of you right now, as I am too overloaded to give everyone the time you all need and deserve.
I am so sorry if I did not get to your book if you backed mine, but I intend to keep my huge stack nearby for much needed breaks as I begin work on my 10th novel, and get back to those who supported me in the beginning. Please forgive me and though the response may be slow in coming, I do intend to get back to everyone eventually.
Thank you all so much for your interest and support and I wish all of you the best of luck. I wish I had the time to sit and read and offer critiques, but I must finish my current project first, and then I will be back. I am sad that my numbers will inevitably drop, but it is just something I cannot continue with all the demands of my regular life which include my children first and my writing life second.
This is a wonderful site and I have met so many wonderfully talented writers and I don't want to leave permanently, so I will just call this a sort of hiatus...
Anne Rice’s vampires, Stephen King’s monsters in the closet/sewers, Flannary O’Connor and her stories about the utter grotesqueness of organized religion -- here here, Koontz (my 1st novel was Watchers too - I tossed it when someone gave me the book and suggested I read it before completing mine - I forgave him, sort of…), Ketchum for the gore-in-print (thanks for being so damn yucky!), Campbell and can’t forget the classics that taught us all how to do it and do it right, including but not limited to the Josephs -- Conrad and Heller, Dickens and saving the best for last, Hitchcock and Poe. Apocalypse Now (but Conrad does it better), anything Tarantino, most stuff Lion’s Gate, Donnie Darko (you got me!), The Exorcist (I’m always in need of a young priest and an old priest), all things Matrix --ditto Lord of the Rings, Evil Dead and follow ups with Bruce Campbell (incld. Bubba of course), The Amityville Horror (for showing us our first gateway to hell which can be found in the common everyday household basement - who knew?), Rosemary’s Baby (for letting us know the devil can “do it” too), Jaws (for being so memorably disturbing that I am still afraid to swim in the ocean), Zombie’s efforts are appreciated (but mostly I think I’m just in love with Bill Moseley).
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