Barb's Writer Friends: Kim McMahill

Today I welcome author Kim McMahill to answer my five quick questions and tell us about her latest release, A Taste of Tragedy. Enjoy!

Someone just gave you the best compliment ever.  What was it? 

“I stayed up until two in the morning, because I just couldn’t put your book down until I finished it.” Whenever I hear that I feel like I really accomplished something with my writing. I write to entertain and take the reader on outrageous adventures.

That is indeed a great compliment, Kim!

Name one thing that is guaranteed to make you laugh and one thing that will always make you cry. 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation always makes me laugh even though I watch it at least once every holiday season. I’m an easy crier. Pretty much everything makes me cry, which is why I read, write and watch action adventure and suspense. If I hear a book or movie is a “feel good” story, I generally avoid it because I know it will make me cry.

You get a month off from your regular personal life and writing routine to travel.  Where will you go? What will you do? Why did you choose this destination or trip? 

I would take a very long exotic cruise. I love to see new places, so I wouldn’t really care where I go as long as it’s someplace new. I don’t have a bucket list. I am a self-proclaimed travel junkie and anywhere I haven’t been is someplace I want to go. I would choose a cruise so I could see a lot of different places and only unpack once.

You get one do-over from your life so far.  What is it? 

I don’t have a lot of regrets, but I guess it would be nice to have the opportunity to tell my dad one more time just how much I appreciated everything he did for the family.

You have no choice but to live your life from now on as one of your characters.  Which character is it and why? 

It would have to be Niki from Big Horn Storm. Though I’ve been fortunate to spend my adult life with my wonderful husband and soul mate, it would be nice to simplify life. Living on a ranch in Wyoming sounds pretty good most days.

Ah yes. I think we all sometimes yearn for those wide open spaces.

Thanks, Kim. Now for the lowdown on A Taste of Tragedy:

Her dream job has become a nightmare… 

Morgan Hunter sacrificed everything for her career. She had yet to encounter anything she wasn’t willing to do to succeed . . . until now. When she uncovers evidence that the healthy foods she’s been hired to promote may be dangerous, she must reevaluate her priorities. As questions mount and the body count rises, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of an organization that will stop at nothing to hide its secrets and protect its profits. With no one else to trust, Morgan is forced to seek help from the man she drove away, but whom she never stopped loving.  


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Some more fun facts about Kim McMahill: KimMcMahill

Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Kim started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. Kim recently relocated to Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.

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