Inspiring Ink – Kimberly Kinrade

Welcome Kimberly Kinrade to Inspiring Ink.

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I love Kimberly because inspiration is not something she is lacking. I have seen her over the last few years produce a multitude of gorgeous books while also tackling work and family. She is a wonder woman and never forgets to shine her light for us all to enjoy. I am excited to welcome the wonderful Kimberly today. Stay awhile and be inspired!

Stop by and see her arsenal of books! She has so much to share and something for everyone.

Success equals 1 part Inspiration plus 99 parts Perspiration

By Kimberly Kinrade

Inspiration. It’s that flick of heat that can set the world on fire, if given the right attention and environment.
Inspiration hides in the everyday moments of life. It sneaks into our dreams and haunts our waking memories with the possibilities of ‘what if.’ It wraps itself up in the imaginings of our children and cloaks itself in daydreams.
Everyday moments in life are full of magic and inspiration, if we stay awake to them and snatch them up when they flit into our vision.
I’ve had a very prolific year. I’ve written six new books and published four of them. Many people ask where my ideas come from. I don’t know how to answer, because they come from everywhere!
My children’s imaginary worlds inspire my Three Lost Kids series, where three sisters visit new worlds and have epic adventures with important life lessons that they bring back to their own world.
The Forbidden Trilogy, my young adult paranormal thriller/romance, was inspired by a dream I had of a girl who could read minds and was rented out by a secret organization as a spy.
These initial moments of inspiration lend themselves to the ‘what if?’ What if this happened, then what? What if my kids really found their worlds, what adventures would they have? What would they learn?
And so it goes. The initial flame is fed by questions, by time spent looking out windows as plots and characters come together in my mind.
But inspiration is nothing without perspiration. Without a commitment to sitting down and writing something from beginning to end…
then sitting down and rewriting and editing until it’s polished beyond reproach… we will never be authors. We will only ever be ‘aspiring writers’ so full of ideas, yet none with any form or substance.
I have no shortage of inspiration. The hard work comes in catching the threads of new ideas and pinning them down long enough to build a whole world out of them. The hard work is ignoring, or storing away for later, all the ideas clamoring for my attention. I could start and stop a new book every day, never writing “the end” because I never get through the middle. I have enough ideas and moments of inspiration to write non-stop for the rest of my life and I still wouldn’t be through my list.
So I force myself to take one idea at a time and follow it through to completion. Give it a full, happy life before I move on to the next. Sometimes they take form in a much grander way than I had imagined.
Forbidden Mind was meant to be a short story, and it has turned into a trilogy with two more trilogies in the same world soon to be released.
The Three Lost Kids will be an entire series, with a Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day book coming out.
I have eleven other full-length novels planned, with three already started and three more in outline stage. It takes a lot to stay focused on the series I’m writing, not the series that’s coming next.
Inspiration is everywhere. I hold tight to perspiration in order to actually succeed at my work!

About the Author
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children’s fantasy chapter books Lexie World and Bella World, all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they’re humans and the one man who is the love of her life. Find her at Parents and kids, check out for resources, fun and more. Follow her on twitter at and on Facebook at

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  1. Agreed – inspiration is everywhere it’s the focus and perspiration I need help with.
    I’m not sure how you do it with a family to care about/ for but I’m seeking the knowledge to do this too.

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