I have run my successful book blog ‘Kim the Bookworm’ for over four years, and have read and reviewed thousands of books for publishers and authors and also have been fortunate to interview authors and meet some of my favourite authors too.
After working in sales and marketing for a number of years, which I thoroughly enjoyed I have finally realised that working with books and helping authors is what I love to do best and using my great admin and fabulous organisational skills, I am now living my dream!
I now work with publishers and authors helping them to promote their books, raise their profiles, organise blog tours and reviews, assist with social media activity, send out newsletters and arrange events. I work predominantly with an amazing digital and print on demand publisher Bookouture and am delighted to be working with a talented team of authors and publishing experts in a company that I know will be extremely successful.
I also review family friendly products, venues and attractions and travel at my blog Nash Reviews . I’ve been writing for a family friendly travel site for the last four years as well as an online lifestyle magazine and am keen to develop my love for family life.
Being a mom to 7 year old Ollie is the other job in my life and is absolutely the best job I’ve ever had!
Combining these amazing jobs really is a dream come true for me
Q) When do you normally get in the Festive spirit?
I don't normally even think about Christmas before 1st December but this year working for Bookouture and reading all the Christmas books earlier this year has made me think about it much earlier and look forward to it so much more than normal.
Q) What is a family tradition you like to have or do at Christmas?
When we were kids, we were always allowed to open my GodMother's present on Christmas Eve, I always allow Ollie to open one of his on Christmas Eve too!
Q) Favourite past Christmas?
Now that my Mom and Dad aren't here anymore, I'd probably choose one of our family Christmases when they were and we were all together. We lost Mom just over 8 years ago and Dad 1 and a half years ago and we always make sure we have a toast to "absent friends and family" and my sister and I share a moment as we raise our glasses! You don't realise that one day they'll be over and I wish I'd cherished those lovely Christmases more when I had the opportunity!
Q) Do you love buying/wrapping gifts and seeing everybodys face's on Christmas Day?
Yeah, I'm one of those annoying people who want everyone else to open their presents first. I could sit and watch everyone else for hours before I'm made to open mine!
Q) Favourite Christmas Book?
Far too many to mention but I do love a Carole Matthews festive treat!
Q) What is it like on Christmas Day for you & your family?
This year, Ollie and I will wake up and open our presents, then he will go to his Dad's for a couple of hours, while I start to prepare the food as I'm cooking this year for my sister and her family and my aunty. Then when he comes back, all the family will be here and we may have a little Christmas tipple or two before dinner. Love my family around me!
Q) When do you normally put your Christmas tree up?
Normally around two weeks before Christmas. Not too early!
Q) Favourite Christmas Movie?
Miracle on 34th Street (Latest version). I remember going to see this at the cinema with my mom when I was about 25 and we both came out knowing that Santa Claus is real after all! A wonderful film that gives me a very special time of spending time with my darling Mom!