Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kim Fielding Has The Festivus Miracle



Hi! I’m Kim Fielding and I have a dark secret to reveal: I am a lawyer. I don’t practice law—I teach at a university instead—but I am a licensed member of the Nebraska Bar. And you know what else? I enjoyed law school.

I know. That’s awful.

But it’s true. Yes, I spent day after day nearly killing myself over the workload. Learning to write like a lawyer was hard. And some of my professors were really tough. My Constitutional Law prof was a former federal prosecutor who routinely made students cry. I had one class in which the entire grade depended on the answer to one essay question, and the question was, “The truth shall set you free. Discuss.” But despite frequent exhaustion and occasional panic, I had fun. I loved my Antitrust Law course. I got the highest grade in my Wills and Trusts class. And even though I had no intention of practicing law, I subjected myself to the bar exam, just in case I ever decided to settle down in Nebraska and be an attorney. I got a PhD, moved to California, and began teaching, but I’ve been paying bar dues ever since.

Not coincidentally, the main character in my new book, The Festivus Miracle, is also going to law school in Nebraska. But poor Tony McNeil is enjoying his experience a lot less than I did. Here’s the blurb:

It’s finals week during Tony McNeil’s second year in law school, and he’s struggling to keep up. Frankly, he’d rather be cooking. Then he meets first-year student Eddie Cohen-Fernandez, who’s heartsick over missing his family’s annual Festivus celebration. Tony can use his culinary skills to lift Eddie’s spirits, but finding long-term happiness? That just might require a Festivus miracle.

This book releases November 1, but you can preorder it now. Not only that, but I am donating all of my Festivus royalties to Doctors Without Borders. So you can enjoy a sweet, romantic holiday story while helping to support a great cause.

And aside from Festivus, I have four (!) additional new releases. I’m doing a Fieldingpalooza tour, complete with prizes. You can find all the details on my website. Please come join me!

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Kim’s new releases:

Bone Dry—book 3 in the Bones series—available now!



Brute—French translation!—available now!



Standby—in the Stranded anthology—available now!



The Dance—in the Bones anthology (Gothika vol. 2)—releases October 27—available now for preorder!



The Festivus Miracle—releases November 1—all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders—available now for preorder!



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*** For more details on Kim’s books, as well as some free stories, visit her at http://kfieldingwrites.com/. You can also follow her in Twitter @KFieldingWrites and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KFieldingWrites.

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