Kimberly Vanderbloom, book reviewer extraordinare, has been gracious enough to sit for an interview and tell us a little about herself, her favorite books, and how she came to be a book reviewer
MED: Kimberly, thanks so much for joining me. Where are you from?
KV: I’m from Westminster, Colorado.
MED: Please tell us a little about yourself: What are your favorite flowers? What is your education / family life like? Etc.
KV: I don’t really have a favorite flower. I like unusual flowers that catch your eye. I graduated from high school and have some college under my belt. I never finished college because I met a bad boy and focused all of my attention on him.
MED: How long they have been reviewing or blogging? What inspired you to review your first (or latest) book / write your first blog?
KV: I started reviewing in March of 2015. I go to the bookstore every Tuesday to buy a new book. I would pick up books and google them to see how they were rated. I kept ending up on Goodreads so I made a profile. I noticed everyone was writing reviews so I gave it a go.
MED: Would you like to be famous? In what way?
KV: I would not want to be famous. I couldn’t stand the lack of privacy. I like to wear pajamas to Walmart with crazy hair. I couldn’t get away with that if I was famous.
MED: What is your most treasured memory?
KV: My most treasured memory of my lifetime was after I gave birth to my daughter. They put her on my chest and I finally got to meet the love of my life.
MED: What book are you reading now?
KV: I’m currently reading EERIE by C.M. McCoy.
MED: Please tell us, what are the Top 5 books you read in 2015?
- Ice by Jessica Wren
- Rising Tide by Claudette Melanson
- The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke
- Blade of the Destroyer by Andy Peloquin
- Niko by Kayti Nika Raet
MED: And please, what are the Top 5 books you want to read in the New Year (2016)?
- The Solomon Project by Jessica Wren
- Bloodmarked by Lu Whitley
- Cloak of Shadows by CK Dawn
- Hell Freezes Over by Lance Tuck
- A Fine Line series by J.C. Brennan
MED: As a book reviewer, do you have any advice for writers?
KV: Get a good cover. I will buy a book based off the cover.
MED: How long have you been a member of Author Promo Co-Op / #IndieBooksBeSeen?
KV: I became a member in July of 2015.
MED: What do you like most about being a member of Author Promo Co-Op / #IndieBooksBeSeen?
KV: I really enjoy how helpful and kind everyone is. It has also helped me realize the struggles authors go through. I think I appreciate what I’m reading a lot more now that I have a better understanding of the process.
MED: Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
KV: Seeing that everyone I love was put of the house I would grab my signed copies of Rising Tide and Undertow by Claudette Melanson. I treasure them so much.
MED: How can we follow your book reviews? (links to blog, twitter, facebook, amazon author, and other pages)
KV: You can look me up on Goodreads. My profile name is Kimberly Vanderbloom and I’m easy to find. I’m the moderator of Science Fiction / Dystopian / Horror thread for Trail-Mixers group on Goodreads.
Kimberly, thank you so much for taking the time to share a little about yourself with us. Continued good fortune with the book reviews, and thank you so much for your support of the Indie Author movement!