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It's amazing when my 5-year-old comes home talking about the history behind MLK day. When I was in Kindergarten, we learned our color...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I'm getting a lot of creative and funny pictures submitted for my picture challenge I submitted a couple weeks ago. It's amazing to see what my blogger buddies and readers are coming up with.

I think the coolest aspect of putting a book out there is the response you receive from readers, who are completely touched and in awe of what you wrote. Now that may change if I started getting a back lash of some sort (knock on wood that I don't). BUT the comments and reviews have humbled me and completely made this process worthwhile.

What's amazing me most are the comments or reviews from men! I don't necessarily consider Finding Kylie chick lit, but I knew it would be catered more toward the female demographic. Little did I know that men of all ages, as there have been some in their 80's and 20's, have thoroughly enjoyed this story too.

One of the more recent reviews, from a guy no less, I'll post here. I copied this from Amazon and pasted below:

"A touching story, March 26, 2009
By T. Norton

Finding Kylie is a very moving story which masterfully draws the reader into its world. I found myself surprised by the turns in the book as well and the emotional impact it had on me as a reader. Kimberly McKay is a rare talent that is able to convey her story through fleshed out characters and sets a tone that captures the reader's imagination. I'm eagerly awaiting McKay's upcoming novels and I strongly recommend one of the best books I've read this year."

I'd like to ask...how many of you like to fall into a story? How many of you love to fall in love with characters, who still haunt you after you've finished the book?

If that describes you, then I highly recommend you read this book. My contact info is in the back of it, and I would encourage you to write me - letting me know your thoughts.

Putting a book out there is the most scary thing. It's like standing on the edge of a cliff naked - totally exposed and ready to jump. Wow thats a picture none of us wants to see huh? BUT that's how it feels to put your heart out there for all to see, read, and respond to - good or bad.

I just wanted to send a sincere thank you to those that have read this, and a hopeful thank you to those that will. Each of you humbles me in ways you'll never know.

A few posts ago, I asked that you send me creative pics taken with the books... I have received many but want much more! I'm creating a collage poster for my office as inspiration, as I write the sequel. So get out your camera and get creative!

I want some taken:
* at city monuments
* and photoshopped with creative subtitles
* with celebrities
* with kids or animals
* in creative situations (you be the judge)
* in different countries
* on top buildings
* in the .... (fill in the blank) sky's the limit people!!!

Here's a couple to give you an idea!!

This was taken by my friend, Meleah, who blogs at Momma Mia, Mea Culpa. She's also in the process of writing an amazing book and she runs a quirky fun blog, which I suggest you go read!

Another reader took his book to Rupert, outside David Letterman's studio to take his picture. How cool is this??

I love this whole process and can't wait to see what pictures you come up with next!!! Send me some more!
Love to you all ~ Kimberly

Monday, March 23, 2009

Literally funny

So everytime my son and I drive by our housing edition, he reads it's sign and tells me to turn in. Today, after I picked him up from school, we passed our housing area on the way to the grocery store. He pointed to our street and told me where I was supposed to turn to go home.

First I'm amazed that he knew his surroundings so well...well enough to know where we were supposed to be going to get home.

After packing up our groceries, buckling up, and driving off - I thought I'd make sure I'd acknowledge our turn in this time. Right before I turned I said, "Hey do you what what I'm turning into?"

I thought I'd get something like this -- "Yeah, our neighborhood."

Nope --- I got (with a smirk no less):

"A roooobot!"

"You're turning into a robot mommy!"

His little infectious giggle did me in and we laughed all the way home.

I hope you get a giggle out of that today!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I need your photos please -- for Finding Kylie

I've got a project for 'Finding Kylie' that I need your help with. I need ALL of you, who have the book, to take your picture with the book and email it to me. I am in the process of making a photo collage so that I can create a poster for my office. I'm doing it to give me inspiration while I'm writing the sequel.

So if you've got a copy of 'Finding Kylie' -snap a pic and email me at: kimberlymckayauthor@gmail.com
If you don't have a copy -- get your own, read it, and take a pic.

I want to see how creative you can be!! Take a pic in front of some city monument with your book up close and personal -- make sure you're in it too!! Take it in the bathroom or at the office - I don't care. Just have fun with it and send it in!

I look forward to receiving them. And if you're needing to know where you can find it...click on the 'Finding Kylie' button on my side bar. It's the direct link to Amazon. If you'd rather get it at your local bookstore, you can ask them to order it in for you. Some Barnes & Nobles in OKC carry them, but go out of stock quickly.

Get to work people! :)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Puppy Love

I've been looking for all kinds of pictures to post at my facebook account, as all sorts of friends are finding me and me them. It's amazing how many different types of friends you find, and some you wish you didn't. Just kidding...

Although don't get your feelings hurt if you're a blog land friend, and I don't add you. I strictly use facebook for real life in person friends only to protect my privacy and my family's.

Here is one picture I ran across, from the fourth grade. It is from my 2 year relationship (HA!) in grade school. We went out for all of fourth and fifth grade, and were a hot item. Yeah, whatever that means. I think he pinched me on the butt a couple times, we held hands, and open mouthed kissed by the end of fifth grade. We mainly just hung out, and though each other were cute. BUT OH we were in love and had to have buttons made to say so! HA!

Have a great laugh at those shots up there, and have a great day!