kim quinton

May 9, 2011

Dukes, Earls and Villains Oh My…

As some of you know, I’ve been on a mission to work on my own writing and editing lately so I haven’t had the luxury of time to read anyone else’s work but my own.  This makes for one unhappy lover of romance books. Recently, I was lucky enough to meet a very sweet and funny author at the Dreamin’ In Dallas book signing in March. Vicky Dreiling, was sitting next to fellow bloody pen sister, Nikki Duncan. She was signing her debut book,  How to Marry a Duke, a regency historical. I had to pick it up. The blurb […]
April 4, 2011

Time Spent: Priceless with Kimberly Quinton

Well, my brain can’t possible absorb one more piece of information after a great weekend at the Dreamin In Dallas conference. I’m going to be MIA the next several weeks-I’ll be buried in edits, highlighters and cliché busting fresh-writing techniques. I have submissions to make, a new story to write and another recently completed to begin revising. Attending conferences is one of my favorite perks of pursuing this work. So far, they have all been educational, inspiring and filled with friends to share a drink and a laugh with. After a weekend of conferencing, as you drift to sleep, (or […]
March 7, 2011

Life’s a Pitch

In just about every aspect of life you have to be your own best self-promoter. In a job interview, a first date, meeting your future in-laws or new boss, you have to be confident and play up your strengths. Over the years I’ve been able to do this well, I think. I’ve gotten great jobs, have a wonderful husband, feel good about how I am as a mother, and have what I consider a pretty strong sense of self-worth or self-esteem. Yeah, well, all that confidence went out the window when I was faced with my first pitch session. For […]
January 3, 2011

K.I.S.S. for 2011

Happy New Year! Have you all made your new year’s resolutions…. Have any of you broken them yet? That’s usually what I do. I’m great at resolutions. I can make a plan with the best of them. It’s the follow-through that I have a problem with. I’ve realized over the years that the problem with resolutions, for me, is that I make them too complicated. So this year, I don’t have any resolutions. Cue the collective Gasp! Now worries-I have goals. I have “milestones” for the year that I am making plans to achieve. I know it might sound like […]
November 22, 2010

Romancing the Food

I like to think of myself as a foodie. I love to cook, try new foods, take cooking classes and collect cookbooks. It’s something that my husband and I share and are trying to pass down to our young sons. The week of Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season in our household. We get out the decorations, get the Christmas music primed and ready to play almost continuously for the weeks to come, my husband gets his favorite microbrew that only released during the month of November, and I get out all my favorite holiday recipes. I always […]