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Writers and Readers Reachout 2012

Today is the big day! Before us is a great opportunity to partner with one another to raise awareness about human trafficking and join together to raise funds towards their rescue through Kimberly L. Smith’s foundation, Make Way Partners. And yet, even as we are set to launch, one-fourth of our population has been impacted by Super storm Sandy and many areas remain in distress. Far too many people have seen their homes destroyed and many others have suffered the painful loss of loved ones. The winds of Sandy have literally caused us to adjust our sails as we respond to the heartache in our own country. Writers and Readers Reach Out 2012 is enlarging the vision! As you make your donation to Make Way Partners, please consider making a matching donation to relief efforts underway for our neighbors on the East Coast. We believe strongly that our being mobilized to respond to the…

Ever-Increasing Returns

Publishing a book is an adventure. Part of that adventure is engaging with the people you meet along the journey. Some of those people will serve in a capacity of enlightenment and support. They provide assistance for you at different turns. It could be marketing assistance, subject matter expertise, best practices, or networking to find the sensei you seek. Lest we forget, the best adventures usually require planning behind the scenes. The book writing adventure entails hours of constant editing and agonizing over the right words.  There is nothing glamorous about this part of the journey – it’s the grunt work that makes everything else possible. Adventures are often taken solely for adventure’s sake.  Sometimes you return with treasure, but not always. Upon attending my first literary workshop, I found it a bit daunting to learn that only 5% of writers actually make a living from their writing. Anyone who has…

For Summer Reading, Grab Gumbeaux and then Quietly Transport Yourself into a World of Adventure Spiced with Cajun Characters

SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — With vacation season approaching a great read is still a staple for the summer traveler. Whether by electronic reader or in paperback, a good book is both entertaining and satisfying and serves as a distraction from airport waits, train rides or car trips. Gumbeaux, by award-winning author Kimberly Vargas, transports the reader into the sultry, steamy world of Louisiana and is just the ticket to getting lost in a romantic coming-of-age story that chronicles Mary Veronica Fait’s shattered life and the characters she meets. Haunted by memories of a reckless past, the protagonist revisits New Orleans to face her demons and to set her soul to rest. The book flashes back to the early 1990s when Mary Veronica Fait, a sheltered yet rebellious teenager, journals her transformation from a trapped orphan into a spirited woman who faces life head-on after the tragic death of her parents. Mary Veronica takes charge of her destiny, changes her name,…

About Kimberly

Kimberly’s first book, Gumbeaux, received a gold medal for Chick Lit in the 2011 Readers Favorite literary contest. Her second book, Petty Cash, won a gold medal for Popular Fiction in the 2014 eLit Awards contest. Kimberly is represented by the WordServe Literary Agency and is a regular contributor for the WordServe Water Cooler blog. She has called San Diego home for over ten years. Kimberly and her husband Michael spend as much time as possible in the Pacific Ocean, cooking for friends and enjoying life in Southern California.

Gumbeaux Interview – WNB Authors Show

The San Diego County resident Kimberly Vargas was recently interviewed. This was hosted by Danielle Hampson and Don McCauley of The Authors Show. If you’re interested in literature, or podcasts, then you’ll enjoy this. You can find the entire 15 minute audio interview on YouTube. Simply click the link below.

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