Interview with Kimberly Readnour, author of Swing for the Fences

27 Jun 2018

What can you tell us about your new release, Swing For The Fences?

Swing For The Fences is book two in the Bad Boys Redemption Series. The entire series focuses on redemption and second chances. Jax and Jocelyn’s story is no different. They dated their freshman year until things fell apart and ended up breaking each other’s heart. Ten years later, they meet again at a mutual friend’s home, and sparks try to ignite. But Jocelyn isn’t that enamored freshman. She’s recently divorced with three kids, and rekindling an old flame is the last thing she wants. It will take more than Jax’s determination and fate to win her over, but she’s forgetting one thing—Jax won’t give up so easily.

These books are standalones with interconnecting characters. It is not necessary to read in order but recommended to avoid spoilers.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Goodness, little bits of wisdom from so many people touch our lives, it’s hard to think of the best one. For today I’ll go with what my grandma always said, “you only have yourself to blame.” Just looking at the words as printed, one could interpret it several different ways. She meant if you don’t go after what you want, you can’t blame anyone but yourself.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I feel like my list is ever changing.  The first Sweet Valley High book, Pet Sematary, Hopeless, Ugly Love, Breakable.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

One of my favorite authors, Colleen Hoover, would have to be the first guest. I love her backstory, and the fact that she’s so down to earth. I think I’d want to ask her how she stays true to herself. Honestly, I would make a terrible talk show host.

What’s on your writing desk?

Would you believe a sewing machine? Don’t laugh, but the desk is multipurpose. I float about the house with my laptop, so I’m never at a desk to write.

What is a typical day like for you?

In my household, I’m the first to wake. That’s the perfect time to get some writing done. Then, I get ready for work. I have a lot of windshield time for my job, so I get to work out chapters while dodging the never-ending potholes. After the day/night chores are completed, I edit what I jotted down during the day. I guess one could say, my daily life is pretty routine.

What scene in Swing For The Fences was your favorite to write?

After the scene break in chapter three, Jax and Jocelyn meet for the first time. They’re college freshman, and the story is told through Jocelyn’s point of view. This is my favorite scene and was so fun to write. All the elements that I love in a romance are there: awkwardness, snark, and banter.


Kimberly Readnour is the author of the new book Swing for the Fences

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