Kim Sanders was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, the middle of three children. Her father owned and managed a small dime store in a tiny town in eastern North Carolina, and her mother was an English teacher. Kim attended the University of North Carolina, earning a degree in Journalism, and later, a law degree from Emory University. She and her husband, Paul, have two children.
IN HER WORDS
My love of fiction began at an early age. At seven, I was hiding a flashlight under the bed sheets, fascinated by the worlds that came to life as I quietly turned the pages. But I didn’t really appreciate the extent of the magic until I was ten years old.
One afternoon, my fifth grade class spent an hour in the school library. The librarian read a portion of Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller to the group and allowed us to roam freely, pulling books at random. By sheer happenstance, I discovered Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. This book was my Harry Potter. The alternate universes of the fiction world offered adventures and escapes that were limited only by my own imagination.
My secret love of romance novels began almost six years later, at the age of sixteen. In my awkward teen years, I would spend my beach vacations escaping into the pages of the happily-ever-after, hiding the Fabio-type covers as I read. These books have continued to be my favorite vacation novel, but thankfully have evolved with the times.
I hope that my books will attract readers who enjoy the writings by the same authors I enjoy—Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, Johanna Lindsey, and Heather Graham.
By the way, I did find that happily ever after is not always just a fairy tale. I found it in real life.