Who is Author Kimberly Packard?
Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of edgy 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.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found running, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in Texas with her husband Colby, a clever cat named Oliver and a yellow lab named Charlie.
Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors. She is also the author of a Christmas novella, The Crazy Yates, and the sequels to Phoenix, Pardon Falls and Prospera Pass. Her latest novel, Vortex, was released in early 2019. She was honored as one of the Top 10 Haute Young Authors by Southern Methodist University in 2019.
What’s your latest book all about?
Vortex is the story of Elaina Adams, a meteorological doctoral student who gets too close to a tornado and has a flash of a repressed memory. The story is about her trying to uncover what’s hidden in her memory while trying to finish her research, and deal with a cute, flirtatious TV weather guy.
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
The genesis of the story came from watching severe weather coverage (coincidentally, that’s what I’m doing here this evening in Texas 😉 I had this flash of an image of a young girl being found in the debris after a storm and she didn’t know where she came from. I wondered who she was, where she came from and who she grew up to become.
Where can readers contact you?
Readers can find me on my website – kimberlypackard.com, or through social media, Twitter and Instagram are both @kimberlypackard, and my Facebook page Kimberly Packard Author.