When taking the Myers-Briggs personality test in high school, Kimberly was rated as an INFJ (Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging). This result sent her into a panic, because there were no career paths recommended for the type. Fortunately, it turned out to be well-suited to a writing career. Since receiving that dismal outlook, Kimberly has become an award-winning author of romance and erotica. She has written for seven publishing houses, both domestic and international, and has recently focused her efforts on the exciting world of self-publishing. When not writing, she enjoys movies, sports, traveling, music, and sunshine. In her mind, a beach, some rock ‘n’ roll, and a good book make for a perfect day.
Email – Kimberly@kimberlydean.com
Twitter – @Kdean_writer
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/212025.Kimberly_Dean
Published since 2001.
Kimberly’s “Haunted Hearts” was a 2019 RITA® finalist in the paranormal romance category. The RITA is the top award in the romance writing industry, as voted on by members of the Romance Writers of America.
First sale was to Black Lace Books in England. Kimberly never got “the call” to let her know that Black Lace was interested in publishing her work. Instead, she received a contract by mail. Somehow, that was much, much better. A second contract for a short story arrived a week later. It was a very good week.
Kimberly’s “Playing With Fire” was included in Black Lace’s Best of Wicked Words collection, the ten-year anniversary edition including the best of the publisher’s popular series of erotic short stories.
Kimberly was an author in the kick-off book, If This Bed Could Talk, for the Avon Red line of erotic romance.
Kimberly’s “Fever” was included in the collection Taming Him, Ellora’s Cave and Pocket Books’ first collaborative print collection.
Kimberly’s work has been included in collections with best-selling authors such as Sylvia Day, Lisa Marie Rice, Angela Knight, and Jennifer Probst.
Kimberly’s stories have been translated into German, French, Thai, and Japanese.
2020: BookLife prize semi-finalist in the romance/erotica division for Haunted Hearts
2019: RITA® finalist in the paranormal romance category for Haunted Hearts
2009: Aspen Gold Erotic winner for What She Wants At Midnight (Dream Man)
2014: Epic eBook Award for Erotica for Private Dancer
The Romance Reviews – Top Pick Award – Everlasting
The Romance Reviews – Top Pick Award – Lexie
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Purest Delight Award – Lexie