Guest Post and Giveaway! — Kimberley Woodhouse

25 Nov

I am so thrilled to have my friend, Kimberley Woodhouse on the blog today. She and I are both celebrating a ten year milestone — my blog and her 10 years of published novels! I have so enjoyed Kimberely’s books. In The Shadow of Denali provided great research 😉 for my trip this past summer to Alaska! And her books in the Daughters of The Mayflower series are fabulous for history and adventure.


Kimberley is generously giving away 2 of her novels — The Express Bride and Under The Midnight Sun. I will randomly select 2 winners from the comments on this post. (Please, US addresses only.)


Thanks so much, Kimberley, for making my celebration extra special!

Guest Post by Kimberley Woodhouse

First off I have to say a HUGE congrats to Beckie for ten amazing years of blogging!

Beckie’s blog has been a go-to for me for many years. I’ve often found my next read because of her blog. And I can’t even begin to express to her my gratitude for all she does for authors and readers. Her love of the written word shines through, and it is such a privilege to know her in our writing/reading community.

My publishing journey started about twenty-five years ago when I started writing seriously. Granted, it was just for myself at the time — a way to use up all the creative juices I had going. But it was a fun and oft times difficult road from the penning of that first novel. Children, homeschooling, two kids who had some pretty serious health issues, and a lot of craziness made up a journey that is remarkable for me to look back on today. 

So as Beckie is celebrating ten years of blogging, I’m celebrating ten years of being published. That blows my mind. And I find myself wondering how I got here. It’s truly a marvel. A blessing. With lots of thanks to bloggers including Beckie.

Up to this point, I have twenty published books. God is so good. And this tenth year has brought three novel releases, Under the Midnight Sun (January 2019), The Golden Bride (April 2019), and The Express Bride (July 2019), and a novella collection that will release on December 1 – The Sew in Love Collection. To make this year even more celebratory, Out of the Ashes finaled in the Spur Awards this spring, The Patriot Bride won The Reader’s Choice Award this summer, and my novella MissTaken Identity in the MissAdventure Brides Collection won The Carol Award in September. 

A lot of people ask me how I got started… well, to be honest, I got started writing because I loved to read. Have always been an avid reader. Then a college professor told this little music major that I was a storyteller. Then a few years after I had been writing and no one knew because I hadn’t told anyone, a friend found some of my stories when we were packing to move to the mission field. She confronted me and told me that I was “hiding my light under a bushel” and that I “better do something with it…” 

The rest is now history. 

Ten years.

What a joy to share that with Beckie and all of you. 

Here’s to ten more years. 

And ten more after that. And maybe even ten more after that…

I’m game. How about you?

For the JOY of story,



Kim is a devoted wife and mother, and a third generation Liszt student.  She has passed down her love of music and the arts to hundreds of students over the years, recorded three albums, and appeared at over 2,000 venues. Her quick wit, enthusiasm, and positive outlook through difficult circumstances have gained her audiences at conferences, retreats, churches, military functions, and seminars all over the country.

The Woodhouse family’s story has been on the front page of newspapers, in magazines, articles, medical journals, and most famously featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They were also asked to share their story on The Montel Williams Showand Discovery Health Channel’s Mystery ER along with hundreds of other TV appearances and radio interviews.

Kim has been writing seriously for more than twenty years. Songs, plays, short stories, novels, picture books, articles, newsletters – you name it – she’s written it. It wasn’t until a dear friend challenged her to “do something with it” that she pursued publication. Now, she is a best-selling author of more than fifteen books, with more on the way.

She is passionate about Bible study, reading, music, cooking, and pretty-much-all-things-crafty. Kimberley has been married to her incredible husband for a quarter-of-a-century-and-counting and they have two adult children. 

Twitter: kimwoodhouse

13 Responses to “Guest Post and Giveaway! — Kimberley Woodhouse”

  1. Perrianne Askew November 25, 2019 at 8:22 am #

    Congrats to both of you on your ten year anniversaries! That is quite impressive. I enjoy Kimberley Woodhouses’s novels, especially The Daughters of the Mayflower series. Best of success to both of you for many more years of blogging and writing.

  2. thebeccafiles November 25, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    Wow congrats on 10 years!! What a huge milestone to celebrate!! 🙂

  3. Debbie Clatterbuck November 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    I have read a few books by Kimberley, but they have been books that she co-wrote with someone else, like “Under the Midnight Sun”. I would love a chance to read something written by Kimberley alone. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

  4. isisthe12th November 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    I love Kimberley’s books and the Daughters of the Mayflower series. I would love to read Under the Midnight Sun. I already read The Express Bride and loved it. Thank you

  5. Danielle Hammelef November 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    Thank you for the interview and getting a chance to get to know this author. And thank you to the author for sharing her books with your readers.

  6. dbranigan November 25, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    Congratulations! I was introduced to Kimberley today and I would love to read these works. Thank you for the insight into this author.

  7. pattymh2000 November 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    I have been loving the covers on the Daughters of the Mayflower series!

  8. Renee Grandinetti November 25, 2019 at 10:54 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have read a couple of your many books – and hope to read many more.

  9. Kendra Gould November 26, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    Congratulations to both of you!!!

  10. Suzanne Sellner November 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    I have a friend who will be traveling to Alaska this summer, so I have recommended that she read In The Shadow of Denali. I enjoyed reading your sharing about your writing.

  11. Vivian Furbay November 27, 2019 at 8:16 am #

    These sound like good reads and I really like historical fiction. Hope these are print books as that is all that I can read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • rbclibrary November 27, 2019 at 8:54 am #

      Yes. Both print.

  12. Stacey Blanks November 27, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    Would love to read her books! I love finding new authors!

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