Kimberly Lang isn’t one of those people who always knew she wanted to be a writer. She actually wanted to be a ballerina, but puberty failed to deliver the required swan-like elegance. That dream scuttled, she went on to get her Master’s Degree in English – and she has the bartending skills to prove it. At her husband’s insistence, she quit teaching in 2007 to write full-time, and in May 2008, sold her first book to Harlequin’s London office. That book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement, debuted at number nine on the Borders Series Bestseller list and won the 2009 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best First Book.
Since then, Kimberly’s books have appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Borders, and Bookscan bestseller lists, and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. (And, yes, that’s really cool.)
She’s married to her college sweetheart, whom she affectionately (but appropriately) calls her Darling Geek, and is Mom to the most brilliant and beautiful child on the planet (aptly nicknamed Amazing Child). She started taking yoga-based fitness because she eats way too many jelly beans while writing, and became an instructor once she figured out that spending time with her butt over her head helped spark her creativity. More than one sticky plot point has been solved in the Down Dog position. She has no hobbies because she doesn’t have time, but if she did, they’d include knitting, skiing and ballroom dancing, because they sound like they might be fun.
Fast Facts about Kimberly:
- Sold first book (The Secret Mistress Arrangement) to Harlequin Mills and Boon’s Modern Heat in May 2008.
- Hit the USA Today list for the first time at #93 with Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant! in February 2010.
- Books regularly appear on Borders, Bookscan, and Amazon best sellers lists.
- Awards include the HOLT, the Maggie, the National Readers’ Choice, and the NEC Readers’ Choice Beanpot.
- Books are available in more than a dozen languages world-wide.
In 2013, Kimberly collaborated with singer/songwriter Cristina Lynn to create an original soundtrack for her KISS duet The Downfall of a Good Girl and The Taming of a Wild Child. For more information, click here.
For more information and statistics on the romance genre, including sales and demographics, click here for the Romance Writers of America website.
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Southern girls have Southern accents, and you can hear mine in this video with Lynn Raye Harris as we talk about romance, Harlequin Presents, meeting readers, and the importance of writing friends:
What is The Writing Playground? Who is the Problem Child?
The Writing Playground is a site Kimberly started with four of her writing buddies. It has lots of great information for writers—craft articles, interviews with editors, agents, and authors, book reviews and such. Kimberly’s alter ego on the Playground is The Problem Child, and her job is to stir up trouble (okay, so maybe it’s not that much of a stretch!).
Need A Speaker?
Kimberly is an experienced lecturer and teacher and would love to speak to your book club, writers’ group, or other organization. Contact Kimberly for details.