Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rubbing Shoulders with a Rising Author

I don't typically do this, but I'm recommending a book I haven't even read yet! That's because author Kimberly Stuart hasn't disappointed me with any of her four previous books. Besides, she's a really sweet gal, has a delightful sense of humor, and she lives right here in good 'ole Des Moines, Iowa.

If you haven't heard of Kimberly Stuart, you will soon. Wal-Mart has picked up Kim's latest book, Operation Bonnet, so everyone will be able to find it.

At a recent reception at the Des Moines Central Library, in front a crowd of 150 people, Kim read from her book, and shared a little bit about the story Operation Bonnet. It involves Nellie Monroe, her desire to become an investigator, and her first assignment infiltrating an Amish community. Being familiar with Kim's humorous writing style, I'm sure I'll giggle my way through it.

I have an autographed copy to read. Hasn't she already perfected her celebrity signature? 

I'm chuffed (that's "Aussie" for "proud") to say I know Kim. We became acquainted in November 2009, when I won her book giveaway challenge. Kim asked her readers to give away two copies of Stretch Marks (she provided them) in a unique or creative way. I took the books with me to Australia and gave them to two Aussie mums in front of the Sydney Opera House! I took pictures which you can see here, where I blogged about it

When I showed up at the reception for Operation Bonnet, I was pleased that Kim remembered me. She was a sweetie to pose for a picture. She's not only a talented writer, but she manages a husband and three kids too! Isn't she a doll? Here's where to meet Kimberly Stuart on her blog.
Kimberly Stuart on the right
I'll let you in on a secret Kim shared with us. CBS-TV contacted Kim's agent because actor Samuel L. Jackson wants to read the book. They're considering it for a television mini-series!

Typically, I gravitate toward audiobooks because they're the best way to multi-task with quilt-y stuff. But I'll be plopping on my spectacles to read Operation Bonnet. Let me know if you do too.

Oh, and don't miss out on my giveaway. You still have until February 13 to enter to win two sets of Drunkard's Path acrylic templates from Baycreek Quilting. GO TO THIS POST to comment and enter. Entries will NOT be accepted on this blog post.


  1. My library has Operation Bonnet on order and I've placed a hold on it. How exciting that it might end up as a mini-series!

    Looks like she has on a really cute pair of tights!

  2. Thanks for the suggestion, Linda. After going to visit her blog, I can see why you love her and recommend the book. I'll be out there looking for it. I think I received a gift card for Barnes and Noble, too....

  3. Thanks Linda
    I love a book recommendation and reading the author's blog she sounds like a great girl!

  4. Wow, a rising author AND a soon-to-be DVD star in the same photo! I'll have to buy this book - it sounds great fun :-))

  5. Thanks Linda, I am always looking for new authors.

  6. I'll have to stop at the library and see if they have the book yet. Sounds like fun.

  7. I haven't read any of her books, but I remember you blogging about her before. I'll have to pick one up...


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