Interview and Book Giveaway with Kimberly Payne

Tells us first how you came to faith in Jesus.
Jesus  showed Himself to me in 2001 and I immediately fell in love with Him. He has been my constant companion and friend since then, helping me to get through some pretty tough years.

How old were you when you wrote your first real story and what was it about?
I wrote poems since I was a young child. For 1st Communion I wrote,
“We walked up the aisle
Hand in hand
In our gowns so white
To receive the body and blood
of our Lord, Christ.”

I kept a diary and journaled all our family travels. It felt natural for me to write.

Where did you get the idea for your latest book?
I like books that encourage and inspire and so I put together a book that I myself would enjoy. Women of Strength includes encouraging devotionals with practical health & fitness tips.

What do you want readers to take away from your writing and this book in particular?
I would love them to make small changes in their lifestyle to enable them to improve their spiritual and physical health.

What is your favorite comfort food?
I love bread. My husband jokes that I’m a cheap date because I’d love to eat at a subway joint over any fancy restaurant.

What are your hobbies other than writing?
I love to bike and hike the woods around my home. Nothing beats a day trekking through the woods along trails with a friend.

Which movie has inspired you the most and why?
There is something about Forrest Gump that has a timeless quality that inspires me whenever I watch it.  Forrest made a profound difference in the lives of those around him, just being himself.

Where do you get most of your ideas for your books?
From everyday life.  Watching television, talking to family, travelling to work, grocery is wonderful fodder!

Out of everything you have written, do you have a favorite and why?
I’d say this latest work, Women of Strength. It combines my love of health and fitness with my passion for God.

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  1. Excellent questions. Something to think about, too.

  2. I, too, care about physical and spiritual fitness. Thank you for sharing this interview with Kimberley, who I know through The Word Guild and the Write! Canada conferences.

  3. I just shared on Facebook and Twitter. This sounds like a really great read.

  4. I love books that inspire and encourage too and Women of Strength sounds wonderful!

  5. Thanks to all who took the time to visit and learn a little about me and my newest book! I wish you all luck in winning a copy.