Kimberly Rose Johnson writes romantic suspense

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.


Tell us about your newest book.

Edge Of Truth is my first romantic suspense and for the most part it takes place in Central Oregon. Here’s the back cover description. Two DEA agents. One undercover mission. Lives changed forever.

The DEA sends two of its best agents, Kara Nelson and Jeff Clark, to Central Oregon, to shut down a major drug ring. Kara and Jeff usually work alone, but Operation Trail Ride throws them undercover together in a way neither of them expected. A notorious Miami drug lord wants Kara dead. Can these agents pull off the greatest acting job of their lives—and manage the sparks flying between them? Or will they die trying?

Edge of Truth is the first book in the Law Enforcement Heroes series. A romantic suspense series with nail biting suspense and a splash of romance.

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

Edge Of Truth is a heartwarming romantic suspense that will have you holding your breath at times and sighing with happiness at other times. Think NCIS. There is suspense, but the relationships are just as important.

What genre do you focus on and why?

I write contemporary romance, but I’ve branched into romantic mystery and romantic suspense in the past year. I love contemporary romance and I think adding mystery or suspense makes a story even more exciting to read and to write.

Why do you write? What drives you?

I write because I love it. It’s funny, the last time I took a break from writing I started dreaming in writer speak—he said/she said. LOL. I knew at that point my break was over and I needed to start writing again. As far as what drives me, besides my need to write, is my readers. They want more to read, and I like to make them happy.

Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?

There are two main characters. Their names are Kara and Jeff. I don’t recall how I came up with their names, but my usual way to choose a name is to Google baby names from the decade my character would have been born. I either take the name from a list of popular baby names or from the social security list of baby names from those years. As I go down the list I use the one that grabs me.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?

When I’m actively writing, I start my day with social media, then I spend some time with my Bible, and then I begin to write. I write until eleven and take a short lunch break and then I get back to writing. I usually write until one o’clockish. At that point my writing is done for the day and I move on to exercising and online workshops, seminars, or classes. I am studying the craft of screenwriting, so I like to work on that after my writing for the day is finished.

How have you changed or grown as a writer?

When I first started writing I was pretty closed up emotionally. Specifically, I was uncomfortable talking about God. Anyone who has read my books might find this funny because I got over it before I wrote my first published novel.
Now it’s so easy for me to talk about Him that He’s become a natural part of my writing and my conversations too when appropriate.

What is your favorite pastime?

I enjoy reading when my eyes aren’t too tired, but I think my absolute favorite thing to do is walk.

Do you have other books? We’d love to know. Yes!

I have twenty-one other books. You can find them on the books page of my website.

My books are all contemporary romance, and I have one romantic mystery series. Many of my books have an element of mystery or suspense—my Wildflower B&B Romance series and my Sunriver Dreams series both have some mystery in them.

What are you working on now?

I have an idea for a book that I’m chewing on. I’ve only written the first chapter. The plan is to write the book then adapt it to screenplay. I also have a Christmas novella that will be part of a series with several other others. My book in the series is called Sara’s Gift. It will release in October.

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