Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. Along with writing novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel story anthology. Kim currently resides in Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.Beverley: Which genre or genres do you write or prefer to write? And why?
Kim: I write romantic suspense and action adventure novels. I’ve always read books and watched movies almost exclusively in this genre. I love the adventures in far-flung locations, fast-paced action, and of course all good stories need at least a touch of romance.
Beverley: Who influenced you the most in deciding to become a writer?
Kim: My high school creative writing teacher wrote on one of my papers that with a little more character development my story could be a novel. My first novel, The Lodge, was based on that paper. From there, I’ve worked hard to grow as a writer and I hope my progression is evident in my work.
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Kim: I get a lot of inspiration from an exciting trip, whether domestic or abroad. Every time I travel, I see settings for a novel, situations to embellish, and physical and personality traits in strangers that I need to incorporate into a character.
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Kim: As a kid, I loved Scooby Doo. I guess I’ve always enjoyed an adventure or a bit of mystery.
Beverley: Who would you love most to meet 'in person' and why?
Kim: Actually, I recently had the opportunity to meet James Rollins at a discussion and book signing. He was interesting and entertaining. I’ve read every book he’s written under James Rollins and I aspire to write such captivating and suspenseful novels. He was definitely the top writer on my list to meet.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day what would you do with it?
Kim: Get a massage. Between my job and writing, I spend way too much time at a computer. Even though I have a standing desk that I use often, I still have a lot of aches and pains I would love to work on.
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Kim: A Foundation of Fear, book 3 in my Risky Research Series, was released May 17. There’s always a lot to do when a book comes out, which is an exciting time, but very time consuming.
Beverley: What’s next?
Kim: I’ve recently submitted, A Measure of Madness, book four in the Risky Research Series, to my publisher. I’m especially excited about this novel because my characters have found an excuse to head to South America, which takes me back to some of my early exotic action adventure novels. Book 5 is still in my head, but hopefully I’ll soon find the time to get it all on paper.
FBI Special Agent Devyn Nash is obsessed with taking down Coterie, a deadly group out to control the multi-billion-dollar diet product industry. The FBI’s plan to expose Coterie places Devyn’s best friend and her partner’s fiancé in the crosshairs of this ruthless organization. Can Devyn protect her friend and bring the coldblooded killers to justice before they strike again while distracted by injury, a sexist bully, and a long-distance relationship with a handsome Wyoming sheriff?
Lobbyist and Coterie assassin Sofia Wilks wants nothing more than to regain control of her life. Sofia knows Agent Nash is nipping at her heels, but the FBI agent isn’t the worst of her fears. She is drawn to a man who has the power to destroy her.
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