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. 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, won multiple awards, and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. (And, yes, that’s really cool.)
When not reading or writing, Kimberly does yoga and binge-watches true-crime documentaries and costume dramas (preferably British ones). She also volunteers as an advocate and crisis counselor for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
She’s married to her college sweetheart, whom she affectionately (but appropriately) calls her Darling Geek, is Mom to the most brilliant and beautiful child on the planet (aptly nicknamed Amazing Child), and shares her office space with a shy pitbull named Cupid.
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.
- Awards include the HOLT, the Maggie, the National Readers’ Choice, and the NEC Readers’ Choice Beanpot.
- Books are available in more than two dozen languages world-wide.
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Kimberly is represented by Beth Miller at Writers House.
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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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.
Southern girls have Southern accents, and you can hear mine in this video with Lynn Raye Harris as they talk about romance, Harlequin Presents, meeting readers, and the importance of writing friends (This was my very first time on camera as an actual author):
What is The Writing Playground? Who is the Problem Child?
The Writing Playground is a site Kimberly started with four other writers back when we were just starting out. The blog is no longer updated, but the stories of struggling to juggle life and a writing career, the ups and downs of life before and after that first sale, and just our lives in general can be a fun read. Kimberly’s alter ego on the Playground was The Problem Child, and her job was to stir up trouble (okay, so maybe it wasn’t that much of a stretch!).