Q&A With Kimberly Belle
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Q&A With Kimberly Belle
Tonight I’m doing a Q&A is with USA Today and internationally bestselling author Kimberly Belle. Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including The Personal Assistant, The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller, and the co-authored #1 Audible Original, Young Rich Widows. Her books have been published in some 20+ languages and have been optioned for film and television.
Q: I saw on Amazon that a couple of your books are going to be t.v. shows. Which books are becoming TV shows and on which networks and/or streaming services?
A: I’ve sold my rights to three of my books – The Marriage Lie, Dear Wife and Three Days Missing. Two have since reverted back to me and are on the market again, but Three Days Missing is still out there—the little book that could lol. We don’t have a network attached just yet, but we’re getting close. Also, my co-written Audible Original, Young Rich Widows, is getting tons of interest, so all fingers and toes crossed!
Q: What were your favorite books you’ve read this year?
A: This one is always so hard, since I read a TON for my Top 5 Books of the Month announcement and giveaway (see my Instagram @kimberlysbelle for details). But so far, the ones that have really stood out are The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh and The Last Housewife (out 8/16) by Ashley Winstead. Both books I wish I had written myself – so good!
Q: Are you writing a new novel now? If so, can you spoil what your new book is about?
A: Yes! I am currently writing a book about a couple vacationing in Paris when the husband is killed, the victim of what looks to be a freak accident–but when the gendarmerie point to him as the target, she begins to wonder what kind of man she married…and worse, if his killers might be after her next. No pub date or title just yet, but watch my socials later this year for more.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to be a writer, especially someone who wants to write your genre of mystery thrillers?
A: The best advice I can give any writer is to write. Let go of the doubt, the insecurities, the comparisons to other authors who are doing better/earning more/getting bigger deals, and just write. Trust the process, even when the process is muddling through more crappy drafts than you’d care to admit. Some days you will produce nothing but tears and frustration, but other days will end in words. You can’t fix what’s not there, and you don’t learn unless you practice.