Author Archives: Kimberly Packard

About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.

Meet The Crazy Yates

Sometimes, being a writer is a lot like, well, eating. Except that we tend to be the kind of human who lives on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Like a lot of them. Morning, noon and night. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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For the Win!

For the most part, writing is not a contact sport. You rarely see two authors duking it out. And if there is bad blood, an author would be more likely to create a character in the other author’s likeness and … Continue reading

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Battling those Back to School/New Book Blues

Oh summer, we barely knew ya. Just as we were getting used to staying up late on a school night and have figured out the perfect antidote to beating snow-cone induced brain freeze, we start hearing that dreaded phrase … … Continue reading

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Christmas in July | 5 Tips to Writing Out of Season

Oh the weather outside is delightful, and campfires are roasting hot dogs and s’mores. That’s not how the song goes, right? As authors, we find ourselves writing stories about places and times that are completely out of sync with where … Continue reading

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Watching TV is Good for Your Writing

You probably think that when writers aren’t writing, we’re eating, sleeping or thinking about  writing, or heck, even reading. But you know, we’re human. When our brains are done with output, we flip on the TV and veg just like … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

Ahh … March 15. The Ides of March. For those of us who had to memorize Marc Anthony’s monologue from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, this is the day when the Roman leader was brutally murdered by those closest to him. “Friends, … Continue reading

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The Muse Awakens

This morning, around 3:30 a.m., my Muse snuck back into the house. And, with the grace and agility of a drunk elephant she woke me with what I hope is the answer I’ve been searching for and wasting countless hours … Continue reading

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An (Almost) Love Letter to Scrivener

Dear Scrivener, I want to love you. Truly, I do. Like the cute guy who rescues kittens, knits with grannies and knows just how to tell me my butt looks big while simultaneously boosting my self-esteem … I love the … Continue reading

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My Obligatory New Year’s Post

January 2. Two days into 2016 and I haven’t managed to spill coffee on it or break anything. That’s a record. Sitting down to write this, I looked back at last year’s New Year’s post … which wasn’t that hard … Continue reading

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Point of No Return

In story structure, there’s a point when your characters cross the threshold. The moment when they can’t uninitiate the call to action, they can’t go back to the way life was, blissfully ignoring how their lives have changed. How their … Continue reading

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