Interview with a WEbook Author03:43
Kimberley Reeves: I discovered WEbook in December 2009 while browsing the internet for a writer’s website. I’d spent the previous two years writing novel after novel and finally decided to brave by posting one of them.
KR: What made WEbook unique was that the members, whether they were fellow writers or avid readers, were so encouraging and genuine. For those of you whose writing has been referred to as your ‘hobby’ by friends and family, I know you can appreciate the supportive community WEbook has to offer. It wasn’t like other sites that required you to review a set number of randomly selected subs before yours was allowed to enter the rating lotto, The WEbook members chose to read my novels, and offered input that was constructive which, in turn, helped build my confidence and made me a better writer.
KR: What I like most about WEbook is that it also affords me the opportunity to help others. Nothing is more gratifying than being able to offer advice to a young/new author on subjects that you once struggled with yourself, and then watching them grow. To the newbies on WEbook, hang in there. The rebirth of the site may seem slow, but it’s steady and gaining momentum. Join projects, enter the monthly Challenges, share your own work, and you’ll quickly discover why the long-standing members have stuck around - and why we have such great faith that WEbook is the future of the literary world.
KR: I won’t dwell on the failings of the original owners of WEbook, because taking unknown authors and having the community pick which ones earned the right to get published was a great concept. Unfortunately, it was poorly executed. The site itself may have died, but the bonds of friendship that had formed were as strong as ever. When the new WEbook team took over and announced some of their visions for the future of the site, I was ecstatic. Finally – a team who understands the passion that drives us and is diligently working to help us realize the dream of being published authors!
KR: I have been writing for about seven years now, though the dream to be a writer began when I was twelve. It was during a six month sabbatical from the work force that I decided to stop dreaming and start writing. My first romance novel, Untouchable Memory, was hand written in a notebook and took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to write, but once I started, I couldn’t seem to stop.
KR: I’d written forty novels before joining WEbook, which sounds really awesome… until you realize in order to publish - you have to edit! The good news is I have a whole community to help weed out any yawner moments in my novels.
KR: Broken - scheduled for release very soon - was inspired by the closing song in the movie, Broken Bridges. It had such sad lyrics about not giving up when you’re broken that I was compelled to write the story of Mitch and Jesse, who are both broken in their own way, but ultimately find strength in their love for one another.
KR: I am deeply honored to know that my novel, Broken, has the distinction of being among the first books ever published through WEbook. To the WEbook staff – you’re an incredible group of people to work with and I sincerely appreciate everything you’ve done to make this possible. To my WEbook friends – I couldn’t have done it without you.
Read on to discover an exclusive extract from Kim's debut WEbook title, Broken:
Those were the words written in Adam Kincaid's journal shortly before he died. His twin brother, Mitch, has never met Jessie, but now it is up to him to tell her Adam is gone, that he will never again return to her waiting arms.
On the drive to Jessie's ranch, Mitch devises a way they can both put closure on Adam's death. Posing as Adam will give Jessie one last time with him. Mitch can give her the memories she deserves, let her hear the words Adam should have spoken to her when he had the chance. And in the process, maybe Jessie can ease some of the ache in his own heart.