Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have written two books, The Evolving Woman Series Daily Reflections (c) 2004 and “The Evolving Woman Series Daily Reflections, What Lies Beneath the Mask (c) 2018.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Evolving Woman Series Daily Reflections, What Lies Beneath the Mask is the latest book. I wrote the first book while going through a very acrimonious divorce which followed an abusive marriage. And I wrote the second after going through recovery from an addiction to alcohol. While going through my rehab, I realized just how many masks I have worn throughout my life and I decided to republish the EWS book and re-name it as the Evolving Woman Series Daily Reflections, What Lies Beneath the Mask. I created a new cover and introduction for the book but the 31 women that I feature in the first book, remain the same.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I’m aware of. I usually write when I’m inspired or when I’m going through a difficult time. Out of that I write my blogs and this book.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Right now I’m really into motivational authors such as Jack Canfield who is the author of the Success Principles and the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Other than that – Wally Lamb, Stephen Leacock who was a wonderful Canadian humorist, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Laurence, to name a few.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on my next book, “Lessons Learned From Being Run Over By A Bus!” In 2007, I was run over by a City transit bus and lived to tell the tale. I’m currently seeking contributors who have overcome challenges and gone on not only to survive but thrive. And
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use my Facebook Page, Fans of Kimberley Langford Author, and I’ve also sent out media releases and have been interviewed by a student publication, the Mount Royal College Reflector. I also am setting up a book signing at my local library and hopefully will have a book signing at a local bookstore.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up and just write. One of my friends, who is also a writer, says she writes in long hand first and just lets whatever she is thinking at the time, come out. Then she transcribes it into a word document and then let’s her “editor” come out. I’ve been doing the same and I find it really works well.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t let the dream stealers stop you from doing what you love to do. Keep at it and be persistent.
What are you reading now?
The Success Principles (10th Anniversary Edition) by Jack Canfield. I love it. It’s motivating, inspiring and it is like having a course in a book.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep on writing. I’m also creating a journal to go with my book, The Evolving Woman Series Daily Reflections, What Lies Beneath The Mask. I’m also a textile artist and I will incorporate some of my pieces into the book.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Sedona Method by Hale Dwokin
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leacock