My Love Affair with 2014

Dear 2014,

I love you.

I know it’s still early in our relationship, but I feel that we get each other. Please don’t think I’m one of those girls that is going to start naming our kids just 11 days in, but there is something different about you. You’re different from all the other years.2014 year

Don’t get me wrong, 2012 and 2013 were good to me. I mean 2012 brought the publication of Phoenix and the realization of a lifelong dream. And, 2013 gave me a chance to share Amanda, Alex and Shiloh’s stories with so many people, the release of the audiobook version of Phoenix and the amazing award from the Texas Association of Authors.

So, what is different about you, 2014? Why do I feel that we have a special connection after barely getting to know each other?

It’s promise.

I already know a few gifts you’ll be bearing this year. Pardon Falls (finally!), writing that story that’s been whirling around in my head for the last six months or so, participation in a writers’ academy this summer that can’t get here soon enough and book events in Houston and San Antonio.

2014, you may be the one. Keep it up and I just might bring you home to meet my parents.




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.
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