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Interview with Kimberley Woodhouse

To say the author being featured today holds a special place in my heart would be an understatement. Although we are talking about Kimberley Woodhouse’s newest story, A Deep Divide, our story goes back fifteen years to when we first met. Little did I know at that moment how deeply entwined our lives would become for far too short a time. What started via email quickly led to a meeting, and I knew instantly I’d met a good friend and beautiful woman of God.

For those who are familiar with Kim Woodhouse as a person, you know family is her top priority. When she was first published, she was juggling homeschooling, raising her two children, and writing.

“But I actually began writing when my son was a baby. I kept it hidden from everyone for several years,” she says.

That’s because family comes first. Her children and husband needed her more than her writing did at that time. Divinely appointed. Today, both kids are happily married, and her daughter has recently become a mother herself.

“I absolutely love being a grandma. My husband and I are having the time of our lives," Kim says. "Balance is different now, and I’ve been writing full-time for several years, but we recently moved across the country to be closer to our kids and our first grandbaby. The seasons of life are all so amazing, and I’m thankful to cherish each one.”

Along with that focus on family, Kim also has a heart of gold and loves serving others, whether that be to encourage fellow writers along their writing journey or to prepare an amazing meal and bless someone with her culinary skills. She also loves to inspire and connect through live videos or be a listening ear when someone needs to vent. And sometimes, she simply picks up a club and sends a little white ball soaring across the fairway to the green, with the ultimate goal of seeing it sink into a hole.

For those who are familiar with Kimberley as an author, you already know her stories feature relatable characters overcoming seemingly insurmountable circumstances and discovering new truths about themselves along the way. Well, a lot of that comes from Kim’s own encounters with challenges and stumbling blocks along a tumultuous journey. Being married to a pastor has been both difficult and rewarding. There has been a lot of travel as they've moved to different states and churches to follow Jeremy's call.

This has meant leaving friends and family to honor that commitment. However, these experiences brought Kim closer to her family, and they have given her a unique perspective, which in turn has helped her in writing her characters. Recently, she has begun writing books with her daughter, Kayla.

“In fact, hopefully in 2022, we will announce some fun things coming," Kim says.

That partnership isn’t the only one that has driven Kim forward. Eleven years ago, Kim met Becca Whitham at an ACFW chapter meeting. Her husband (an army chaplain) was deployed, and she spent a lot of time with Kim and her family.

“A beautiful friendship has grown out of that, and we love each other dearly. She went with me in early 2020 as I did more research at the Grand Canyon. It was an amazing trip. But what is so very cool is that she is now family. My daughter married her son.”

And who knows? Perhaps one day, we'll see a collaboration in writing from these two women as well.

“The idea truly started forming after some fun conversations with rangers at the (Grand Canyon) National Park," Kim says. "I have to admit to asking, ‘How many people die in the Canyon each year?’ Not to make you think I’m morbid or anything—but authors, we do this, right?”

Suffice it to say, this series, Secrets of the Canyon, has been simmering in Kim’s brain for years.

“It was a culmination of sights, sounds, hours upon hours of research, and yes, hundreds of questions to the rangers that started it all.”

She has always been fascinated by the Harvey Girls, and this is her first chance to incorporate them into one of her books. They will continue through the entire series.

“El Tovar—well, it was Harvey’s crown jewel when it was built in 1905, and it is incredible to this day.”

Oh, to go back in time and dine there with the Harvey Girls present.

History always reveals such unique people and events, and other than the Harvey Girls, a pair of photographers are also featured in this first book.

“I knew about them (the Kolb Brothers) from visiting the Canyon and their studio, but after diving in and doing more research, these brothers fascinated me. And the crazy length they went to for pictures! Wow! I have several of them hanging in my office,” she says.

The Kolb Brothers and the Harvey Girls might just end up taking readers on a trip down research lane to discover more, but above that, Kim also hopes readers will walk away pondering true forgiveness and the fact that God’s perfect love casts out fear. Forgiveness and fear are two struggles many people have, and just like Kim does with the challenges in her real life, she showcases God’s divine plan through the experiences of others.

In a few final words from Kim: “Keep on keepin’ on. To God be the glory.”
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having an active imagination and a flair for the dramatic. Today, she has honed those skills to become an award-winning author and speaker who works as a homeschool mom and independent contractor, helping others become their best from the inside out. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and son, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She has sold over 25 books so far, three of which have won annual reader's choice awards. She is represented by Tamela Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. (

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