Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Book Tour, Author Interview & Giveaway: The Sleuth's Dilemma by Kimberly Rose Johnson

The Sleuth's Dilemma blog blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for The Sleuth's Dilemma by Kimberly Rose Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


the sleuth's dilemmaTitle: The Sleuth's Dilemma
Series: The Librarian Sleuth #2  
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink  
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Release Date: February 1, 2019  

Anna loves her job as a high school English teacher until everything goes sideways. The one bright spot in her life is Titus Gains, the school counselor, who is there for her at every turn.

Titus’ boss complicates his ordered world when she tasks him with running a meeting that changes everything. How had he not noticed Anna earlier? Someone is out to destroy her, and he can’t let that happen.

As the head of the English department, part of Luke Harms’ job is to make sure everything runs smoothly. Things went haywire when Anna was put in charge of the big writing contest. Entries are missing, Anna appears to be in danger, and her job is on the line. Luke is investigating and wants to make things right for this woman he’s starting to care about.

Can a trio of school officials along with Nancy Daley, the town sleuth, stop the saboteur before it’s too late? And will Anna choose the right man, or lose them both?  

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Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure. I’m a wife and mom. My babies are all grown up now though. I have been writing for approximately twelve years and was first contracted in 2012 by Heartsong Presents. For the past five years I have been writing for Mountain Brook Ink as well as publishing on my own. Last year my book Designing Love won the RWA Faith Hope and Love Readers Choice award in the short novel category. That was a career high for me. J

What do you do besides writing?
All sorts of things. J I love walking in the evenings with my husband. I read, dream of traveling as well as take the occasional trip, and watch Hallmark movies among other shows like NCIS.
Do you have images you can share that come close to how you picture your characters? Do you like to find visual inspiration for your characters before or during your writing process?

I would direct you to the cover of my books for images of my characters. I don’t actually pick a model and write my characters based on that model. I like the freedom creating my characters without being tied down to a specific model. That being said, I don’t have a clear image of my characters in my mind. They are fuzzy. I’ve heard that our brains, or maybe it’s our subconscious, can’t create faces it has never seen, which lines up with hazy mental images.

When I’m done writing, I look at my character’s description and based on the personality I’ve given her I try and find a model that best matches her for the cover—my publisher asks me to submit cover model images. I tend to do things backward. LOL

What are some songs that you listened to or inspired you while writing your book?
I don’t listen to music when writing, although in the middle of the summer while writing a Christmas book, I’ve been known to play Christmas music to get into the spirit of Christmas.
Although I am a musician and performed vocally and taught piano for many years, I rarely listen to music anymore. I still love it, but I spend my workday writing and it interferes with my thoughts. I have to be able to hear myself think. I put the radio on in the car, but only if I’m alone, which isn’t often. I have a very hard time understating what people are saying when there is any kind of noise going on, so music makes conversation nearly impossible.
What message would you like readers to ultimately take away from the book?

I hope readers are entertained and finish the story feeling satisfied. I don’t intentionally write messages into my books, although they are there. J

What can we look forward to coming from you in the future?

The third book in The Librarian Sleuth Series releases in November. I also have a Christmas novella releasing around that same time.

Thanks for having me on your blog!


Kimberly Rose Johnson

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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the sleuth's dilemma giveaway


(1) winner will win:
  • $15 Amazon gift card
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