Michele Kimbrough

Romantic suspense by any other name isn't as sweet

Happy Endings Are Possible…

United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: People who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Black Lives Matter and Black Girls Rock

You know why there isn’t something called “White Girls Rock”? Because unlike little black girls, white girls are validated in just about every facet of their lives, in everything they … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Paving a New Road

Over the last several years, I’ve been wandering in the wilderness like the Israelites — moping, complaining, dissatisfied with everything, including the path I thought I’d been forced to travel. … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ten Random Facts Nobody Asked For — But I’m Telling Anyway

10 Random facts about me that nobody asked for but I’m telling you anyway. :-)

September 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Wait…It Will Come

I am totally engaged with my Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus networks.  The people I’m connected with are thoughtful, intelligent, progressive, and in some cases, revolutionists.  Everyday their posts uplift, … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mass Marketing Budgets, Not Writer Prowess, Breed Bestsellers

We’ve all written potential bestsellers. Just because your books aren’t flying off the shelf doesn’t mean you don’t have the writing chops to make it in the industry. The only … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Surviving in the Self-Publishing Jungle: One Indie Author’s Perspective

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Indictments Against Self-Publishers: Grafton’s Statement is Old But Relevant

In my last post, I mentioned this spiteful quote from bestselling mainstream author Sue Grafton: “To me, it seems disrespectful… that a ‘wannabe’ assumes it’s all so easy s/he can … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Self Publishing Doesn’t Count

This is the sales pitch of a local writing workshop: The best measure of a workshop is the success of its students.  Successes: more than 40 novels*, 5 nonfiction titles*, … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Scared Straight

Today, I stared fear in the eyes. I’m not one who normally acknowledges fear — it’s disempowering. Nonetheless, I was suddenly scared straight. I’m reading “The Fixer” by Joseph Finder … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s About Time

I originally wrote this article back in 2003 or 2004 — before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. People praised me for my ability to effectively manage my time and … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 14 Comments

When The Past Merges With The Present – A Ridiculously Short Story

[I wrote this nearly 4 years ago.] He blew back into my life like a tropical storm, wreaking havoc on my sensibilities. Fifteen years had passed since I last saw … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Judge Delivers Verdict in Ohio Case: 100+ Shots Fired Into Couple’s Car

Judge John O’Donnell delivered a decision Tuesday in the voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault case against police officer Michael Brelo. Not guilty. Brelo, 31, was found not guilty of voluntary … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

10 Things on Facebook That Make My Eyes Roll

Social media can be fun, informative, infuriating and inspiring, sometimes all at the same time. However, there are those moments when I read a post or meme and end up … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 10 Comments

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