Woman Strong by Kimberly Black

Spring has sprung in my neighborhood. How about yours? Georgia pollen is everywhere though, so if I sneeze on this blog, I apologize. Let me grab a tissue.

Kim thumbnail smallToday, please welcome my guest blogger, Kimberly Black. Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Kim carries a deep love for the Lone Star state. After her family, her passion lies in writing, teaching Bible school, movies, and design. By day, she is a professional building designer, specializing in custom homes. She has three books in publication–LYDIA, WOMAN OF PURPLE (Buoy Up Press, 2014), and POCKETS and A FICTION WRITER’S CHARACTER WORKBOOK, both self-published–with two manuscripts in editing and two in development. Periodically, she generously releases her novel, SHOOTING STARS TRAVELING CIRCUS, to newsletter recipients on her website. She currently serves as President of the Texas High Plains Writers, an organization established in 1920 to support and encourage writers of all kinds throughout the Texas Panhandle and surrounding area. Kim is available for speaking engagements for groups, classes, organizations, and book clubs. Please contact her at kim@kimblack.net for more information.


Writing strong female characters is one of my favorite things to do. I come from a long line of tough gals in my family. My maternal grandmother was a descendant of Davy Crockett, and my paternal grandmother is a descendant of William the Conqueror. Both took their mantles quite seriously, as do I. Big shoes to fill.

I’m a multi-genre writer, published with a children’s book and a Christian historical novel. I have three more works-in-progress, including a spy trilogy with a female lead, a sci-fi western inspired by Annie Oakley, and another Christian historical. The umbrella over all my work is “women’s fiction.”

In my children’s book, Pockets, my main character explores her world and learns that the best things in life aren’t the things she carries, but the acts of love and kindness she can spread along her way.

With Lydia, Woman of Purple, I saw the ancient Greek marketplace much like today’s world Lydia Coverwhere women must be resilient to hold their place. Lydia struggles with other business owners, local officials, and her own family members as she discovers her faith and employs it to make her world better.

For my subscribers, I’m releasing a free chapter each month of Shooting Stars Traveling Circus, a sci-fi western about a young woman and her brother who must leave earth to save the lives of their now-outlawed horses. They find that space is the perfect stage for a Wild West show in rebellion of Authority’s widespread oppression.

My women have strength, faith, and a desire to be their best as they meet their flaws and obstacles head-on. I find inspiration in every woman’s story when I listen with my heart.

Please follow Kim:

My website:          http://kimblackink.com/
Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/Kimberly-Black-Author-218033044906913/
Twitter:                   https://twitter.com/KimBlackInk
Pinterest:               https://www.pinterest.com/kimblackink/
Instagram:             https://www.instagram.com/kimblackink/

Thanks for visiting.  See you all in April (my favorite month of the year!)


Published by jodywritessouthern

Jody Herpin writes with a southern accent. Re-discovering her love of writing in the last ten years, she has completed her second novel, "Relative Consequences," and is currently researching her third. In 2015, Jody received First Place for Novel Submission at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for "Weather Permitting." In 2014, she received Third Place for the Microcosm Award at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for her piece, "View of a Lifetime." She's constantly reading, researching and soaking up knowledge about her craft. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she has lived most of her life in the South, attending Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia and living in Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. If she's not writing, she is decorating her home, attempting to paint with watercolors, reading, rediscovering the guitar, walking her Mini-Australian Shepherd, Bella, or cheering for her beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Jody married the love of her life in 2014, and she and her husband, Mike Boggioni, a professional musician, live north of Atlanta, Georgia. She has two grown children and six amazing grandchildren all of whom live close enough "to holler at."

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