Wednesday, October 8, 2014

@KimberlyShursen on Having a Huge Support Group & Sharing Her Work #AmWriting #SelfPub #Authors

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How did you develop your writing? By simply reading, listening, and taking in everything that a successful writer/person shares. I am a student of those who have accomplished what they’d hoped to achieve.

Where do you get your inspiration from? Everyday stories from everyday people.

Do you find it hard to share your work?  I am very careful about who I share my writing with. They have to be someone I trust who I know doesn’t want to re-write my work in their words, but offer suggestions if they feel something either needs to be clarified, or needs more explanation.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? Yes. I am extremely lucky in that I have a huge support group. Many of my supporters I didn’t know until they read my book(s.)

Do you plan to publish more books?  The stories I have in my head will go to the grave with me; there simply isn’t enough time.

 What other jobs have you had in your life? I graduated from college with a BA in education, but most of my careers have been in marketing. From real estate agent, to property manager, to the director of marketing for a post-acute, long-term care center; corporate life was never my forte. I achieve much more when I’m left alone. Don’t we all?

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Law. When I wrote HUSH was when I realized how much I had always wanted to be a lawyer. However, I would never want to be a lawyer because of money, but to fight for the poverty stricken; the elderly; the children who have no one to represent them. I can’t imagine not using a law degree for the good of society. What University would I pick? Any that would take me.

Tell us about your family? I am a widow, so my handsome, bright sons are the cornerstone of my life. After my husband passed from cancer was when I moved from Minneapolis to the Midwest to take care of my aging mother.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Everywhere. It depends on my mood. In the winter months when it’s below zero, I bring the computer into my bedroom. If it’s 75-80 degrees outside, you might find me with my laptop on my deck.

Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry? I have a ton of friends in the industry. Many I interviewed when I was first started my website. My friends live all over the world; Italy, Germany, the UK. I don’t ever want to lose even one of them.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? Katie French, who is an excellent author, and I have been beta readers for each other’s books for three years. My books are enhanced by Katie’s input. We are brutally honest with each other, and that’s what we both want.


Soon after Ann Ferguson and Ben Grable marry, and Ben unseals his adoption papers, their perfect life together is torn apart, sending the couple to opposite sides of the courtroom.

Representing Ann, lawyer Michael J. McConaughey (Mac) feels this is the case that could have far-reaching, judicial effects -- the one he's been waiting for.

Opposing counsel knows this high profile case happens just once in a lifetime.

And when the silent protest known as HUSH sweeps the nation, making international news, the CEO of one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world plots to derail the trial that could cost his company billions.

Critically acclaimed literary thriller HUSH not only questions one of the most controversial laws that has divided the nation for over four decades, but captures a story of the far-reaching ties of family that surpasses time and distance.

*** Hush does not have political or religious content. The story is built around the emotions and thoughts of two people who differ in their beliefs.
 EDITORIAL REVIEW: "Suspenseful and well-researched, this action-packed legal thriller will take readers on a journey through the trials and tribulations of one of the most controversial subjects in society today."

Katie French author of "The Breeders," "The Believer's," and "Eyes Ever To The Sky."

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Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG-13
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