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Kim Golden

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in Philadelphia, The United States




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I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent most of my summers in Smithfield, Virginia.

I first realized I wanted to be a writer while attending the George Washington Carver Highschool for Engineering & Science--yes, there was a time when I wanted to be an architect, at least I thought I did. Then one day I just couldn't take the boredom of another chemistry class and decided to write a novel. It was passed around to all of my classmates, who loved it. I did this a few more times and realized I had absolutely zero talent for math, science or architecture. I was much better at writing so I focused on that when I went to university.

In 1995, I chucked living in the US for the good life in Sweden with my Swedish husband.

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Kim Golden I think the most complicated thing is dealing with negative reviews. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes dealing with people who can't simply…moreI think the most complicated thing is dealing with negative reviews. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes dealing with people who can't simply say they didn't enjoy your book, they turn it into an opportunity to be nasty and mean-spirited, that really frustrates me. (less)
Kim Golden Whenever I think of favorite books,my list always ends up changing. But the books listed below are the ones that have changed me as a writer.

In no…more
Whenever I think of favorite books,my list always ends up changing. But the books listed below are the ones that have changed me as a writer.

In no specific order:

1) Tar Baby by Toni Morrison: this was the first novel I ever read by Toni Morrison and it packed an emotional punch. I think I was in high school then. I remember I wanted to talk about it with everyone I knew but none of my friends had read it yet. Stunning, acerbic, still topical. Everyone should read it.

2) Leafstorm and Other Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: beautifully written, I remember reading it one rainy afternoon and wondering how I'd ever lived without having heard about his work earlier.

3) His Insignificant Other by Karen Siplin: intelligent chick lit with a multicultural cast of characters--and every single character feels so authentic, no one is completely good and no one is completely evil. It's a novel about relationships and when to let go. And I love it.

4) Taming It Down and Meeting of the Waters by Kim McLarin: both of these books really helped me figure out a good way to write about interracial relationships without having to make it purely HEA. I always wanted to write stories that felt real--even if they aren't always everyone else's cuppa tea.

5) Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson: an amazing short story collection. I end up going back to this one over and over again. He writes so well about race, about social issues, about the human condition.(less)
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“No matter what the future has in store for us, I will always be glad that you opened the door to your life and let me love you.”
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“There's always women who show up who... they don't really want a baby, you know? They're just lonely. And you kind of feel like a gigolo here. You're supposed to look good. Charm the women, make them feel comfortable. You just don't have sex with them.”
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Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over** Hi Kim, thanks for the friendvite!

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Kim You're welcome! I thought we were already friends on here and then I saw we weren't. :)

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