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All About klaw

As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing. She penned her debut work, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories. Before settling into the writing life, however, she earned a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer—for far too many years. Now she’s pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. She has won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee.

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Kim's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Belle

Hometown:
Born in small-town Kentucky, currently living in small-town Tennessee

Age:
40

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
5

Genre(s):
Contemporary

Started Writing:
Completed first story at age 11. Highlights Magazine had no interest in any of my stories so I took some time off and didn’t really get started again until 25 years later.

Day Job:
Cubicle rat in an IT department. I’m a programmer turned project manager.

For Fun:
Read many of the books I now rarely have time for because I write. Also enjoy traveling and visiting new places.

Blog Posts from Kim

Ruby Release: Sprinkles on Top by Kim Law

Happy release day to me!!! It’s been almost eight months since my last release, and that feels like forever!!! I know it isn’t, but given that during the first fourteen months of my publishing career I had five releases, waiting eight months is a stretch! But the day has finally arrived, and I’m dancing and […]

What keeps YOU sane in this crazy world of writing?

Have we talked about this here before? Probably. My mind stays so scattered these days that I have no idea, but I was just emailing the rubies last night about how I’ve had to take a bit of a step back from writing to kind of reset myself, and it got me to wondering what […]

Consolation Day

I was robbed! They don’t know what they missed!! This totally blows!!!!!!!! Whatever the reason… you didn’t make the cut this year. Sadness and woe, and a piece of chocolate cake on the side. But trust me, you aren’t alone. A good many people did not make the cut this year, and a good many […]

Published Book Pet Peeves…Quality Always Matters!

Last week we talked about lessons learned from judging unpublished manuscripts in the Golden Heart contest. And then we talked about quality, craft, and reader expectations in reference to judging the RITAs. Today I want to do a bit of a combo of both those subjects again, specifically having to do with published romances. I […]

A Quick Guide to our Writing Sprints!

Are you ready for some sprinting???? Woohoo! I hope so! I know I am. So okay, here’s the deal. I thought I would jump in here and do a real quick how-to for Ruby sprinting. Many of you joined us in previous years (and I can’t wait to sprint with you again!), but I know […]

Ruby Release: 2 for 1 – Liz Talley and Kim Law

Ah…2014. Welcome! It’s a lovely year already, isn’t it? And I don’t say that simply because both Liz and I had a book come out yesterday. Though we did. And we both did little happy release day jigs. I suspect mine was more entertaining, though, because I did mine in my pajamas Because yeah, that’s […]

Building a Self-Published Multi-Author Anthology, with guest Trish Milburn

So I have this friend. And she writes good stuff. A lot of it. And I asked her to come talk to us today. Yes, I’m clearly a writer, aren’t I? Such a way with words. Okay. Enough screwing around. My friend (and super great author), Trish Milburn, recently self-published a multi-author anthology with a couple […]

Ruby Reprise – First Page Reads

It’s well past midnight and my post for the day isn’t done. Therefore, I’m bringing out an oldie but goodie. This post was originally published in 2010, but is still just as relevant today. I hope you enjoy… ********* Recently I had the pleasure of sitting in a session of first page reads, hearing feedback […]

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