Kimberly Rae BIO (for more individualized bios, see PRESS KIT page)
Amazon bestselling author Kimberly Rae lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. She rafted the Nile River, hiked the hills at the base of Mount Everest, and even ate cow brains just to say she’d done it!
Rae has been published over 200 times and has work in 5 languages. Her articles have been published in BRIO/BRIO & Beyond, Proverbs 31 Woman magazine, Mature Years, Diabetes Health, Sisterhood, Women of the Harvest, Clubhouse Jr., Keys for Kids, Insight magazine for teens, Standard, Encounter, and Woman Alive, the only Christian magazine for women in the UK. She writes regularly for Union Gospel Press and Regular Baptist Press.
Rae’s series of Christian suspense/romance novels on human trafficking (Stolen Woman, Stolen Child, Stolen Future) are all Amazon bestsellers. She also has a non-fiction series on living joyfully with chronic health problems, a new fiction series for teens on trafficking (India Street Kids Series) and a series of books for kids showing them their worth to Jesus (I Am Loved Series).
Rae has been interviewed on radio shows, newspapers, and on television. She loves to help people live joyfully despite chronic illness, learn how to fight human trafficking, and know their worth so they can change the world.
Rae’s Website: www.kimberlyrae.com
E-mail: contact @ kimberlyraeinfo.com
Facebook Page: Human Trafficking Stolen Woman
Interview with Author Kimberly Rae
For you personally, what is the best thing about being a writer?
I love writing because you never know who you are going to touch with your work. You write, then offer up what you have (like the little boy with the five loaves and two fish) and then watch what God does with it!
When did you start writing?
When I was 10, my parents gave me a kid’s typewriter for Christmas. I used to pluck away writing my own little Nancy Drew stories. Then I’d tape them all together. I’ve been writing ever since, but never thought that’s what I’d be doing “for real.” I am so blessed!
How have real-life struggles contributed to your writing or a particular book you’ve written?
I’d have to say the biggest struggle that’s affected my writing would be living with a disease. There are a lot of books on chronic illness out there that are written by healthy people, but I don’t find those encouraging. =) Those of us who live with chronic illness sometimes just want something funny, someone to say it stinks, I understand, and you can make it through this day. With Addison’s disease, hypoglycemia, asthma, scoliosis and a cyst on my brain, I can certainly say I understand!
Tell us about your day…when you write. Do you have a method or routine?
I usually do my computer work and marketing during the day now that my little ones are in school, but my best writing often happens in the middle of the night. And, since the cyst on my brain squishes the part that makes melatonin, a lot of nights I can’t sleep till 2 or 3, so it’s a good thing I’m a writer or I’d be really bored!
What’s up next for you?
The India Street Kid Series on trafficking for teen girls. Since the average age for a teen girl in America to be trafficked is 12-14, we need to be teaching them about this long before most of us realize. The series will be adventurous and exciting, and give info in small, age-appropriate doses without scaring parents. I’m excited about the possibilities!
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Don’t give up! You have a unique voice and a message to give the world. Don’t take rejection personally—in the beginning I told myself to expect to be rejected 9 times out of 10. It gets easier over time. Keep learning. Join a writer’s group if you can and learn to enjoy constructive criticism—it really will help you become a better writer. I’ve got a bunch of blog posts on writing under the 4WRITERS tab, so hop on over there and maybe you’ll find something that will help you along the way. Happy writing!
Find more with Kimberly at:
The Work At Home Woman – Interview
Why I’m An Abolitionist – Guest Blog
Despite Health Problems Lenoir Woman Finds Her Calling – Magazine Article