—I told my readers to ask me a few questions & by golly
Miss Molly, they did. Thank you, dears.
I shall waste no more of your time…. Lets begin.
1. Keeping Time
always been curious about your writing. I know you’ve mentioned a book before.
K: I am in the process of putting a book
together about Kay. It is called “730
Jann: Ciao Kim,
like Emily, I am very interested in your writing. Tell us something–anything–
about your writing process.
K: I write all day long inside my head. I dream in words- not pictures. Without this release, I would have died after
Kay was murdered. I can write
anywhere. I don’t have a specific place.
Writing is prayer.
Jen: Have you ever fantasized of a dream vacation?
K: My fantasy vacation is Africa. I want to visit my mentor, Mercy! I’d also like to see the Mountain
Kjersti: How did you meet Mr. Liverpool? How did he
K: I met Mr. L. on Carnival Cruise Lines. Everybody knew we hooked up because he had
red lipstick all over his casino shirt the next day! He proposed in a pub in Huyton, Liverpool.
Monica: Did you
happen by any chance to catch the verdict for Drew Peterson
K: Yes. I watched
the trial. He got EVERYTHING he
deserved. He’s a Pig, a women beater,
& a Killer.
Vidya: What is
your favorite dream that you would like to see come true?
K: My dream is to write a book about Kay’s
Story. I want everybody in the universe
to know her beauty and struggle as I did.
Another dream would be to stay home all day long to write and quit my
Choc: Ok so tell me, how did you and Mercy start
becoming pen pals (which I think rocks!)?
K: I read Mercy\’s Winning Essay
on a literary site and contacted the editor. Her writing is unbelievably powerful. The rest is history. We connected and fell in love. She was only 19!
E: What, if anything, has been helpful in the
time since Kay was stolen from you?
K: Knowing God exists. Wine.
Girlfriends. Poetry. Family. Baking chocolate chip cookies.
Beachie: What is your favorite childhood memory of you
K: My dad was quite upset because somebody had
eaten all of his chocolate kisses. Kay
swore she didn’t do it. “Why do I always
get blamed, “ she cried. Months later I
found about 50 silver wrappers tucked inside her socks. I never told. Until NOW.
Mama A: I want to
ask – what book do you wish you’d NEVER read?
That’s easy. “50 Shades of Shit!”
Jodi: What would you say to someone whose family
doesn’t support her leaving
K: I’d say it doesn’t matter a damn what your
family thinks. Leave. Don’t wait one
more day. Leave before you end up like
my sister. I wish I wish I wish she
wouldn’t have waited so long.
Leave. Leave. Leave.
Elizabeth: How did I get to be so lucky to
become friends with you?
K: Excuuuuse me,
I’m the lucky one, Miss New York Thang.
13. Lady Fi
Lady Fi: I’d love to know more about Mercy! How did
you become friends,
penpals? Have you ever met? What unites the two of you?
K: Words found us. Words connect us. We may meet in April in London!
14. Sweet Sensations
Sandra: How do you relax?
K: I am addicted
to Indie Films. I’ve watched all of them
on Netflix…. & of course, Red Wine, baking, & listening to Adele
& Nora Jones.
Mama W: Let me ask you about education…what was yours
like? What do you hope for the future of education in America?
K: I graduated 4 years ago with my BA. My boys were able to watch me walk. My hope for the future is that everybody,
regardless of the economic status, can receive a higher education and not need
to pay back astronomical loans!
Tina: How does writing help you battle the hurt and
pain of your sister’s death?
The writing & words have SAVED me over and over again.
Mandy: What one skill would you love to learn to be
able to share with people, young and old?
K: I would love to teach Poetry &
Writing as Therapy. It’s comforting to
get your brain and pain on paper.
Solid: What is a pleasant surprise you have received
K: I was continually surprised & amazed who
became my earth angels after Kay’s murder.
I was like, “Oooooh, I never expected you to love me!”
19. Soul Dipper
Amy: If you could
sit with Jesus and ask any ONE question, what would your question be?
K: You know what I’d ask, don’t you?
20. Tilted Tiara
Val: If there is
one person in history you could sit down and talk to who would it be?
K. Sooooo Many,
but the person I’d love to spend time with the most to dicuss writing is Sylvia Plath.
Tara: What was the best day of your life?
K: When we’d be at a
family gathering and EVERYBODY, including Kay, was there laughing, eating, & telling funny stories.
22. Mercy Adhiambo
M: Ok, my
question is, if you look into your life, do you have something that you wish
you would have done differently?
Only one thing. I wish I would
have gotten Kay out of that house a long time ago.
Sandra: Where were you and what were you doing when
you heard the news of Kay’s brutal death?
K: I was mowing the lawn, listening to Pillars of the Earth on my
headset. When I got the call, I fell to my knees on the kitchen floor. I shall never forget. Never as long as I live. NEVER.
Ameena: Can you share your baking?
The shortbread is superb.
Liz: What is your absolute favorite dessert?
K: No hesitation. Crème Brule is better than sex.
26. Domer Mom
Debbie: How did you get to be so popular in the
blogosphere? Do you read all these blogs in return?
K: I don’t know whether I’m so popular, but I do
read and comment on every single blog!
Whew. It’s a full time job.
curious to hear what a day in the life of Kim is like.
K: On the days I don’t work– I make a big
breakfast for my family. I usually burn the bacon while I write my Saturday
Tina: I want to know the favorite piece of clothing
in your closet.
K: One of my favorite pieces is something
Kay bought me for my birthday: A (fake) fur wrap for my neck. I haven’t put it on yet. It is beautiful.
Liz: Can I have your shortbread recipe?
30. Unknown Mami
Mami: Close your
eyes for a second, take 3 deep breaths, and tell me what you like the most
K: Oooo, much easier to say what I don’t like. But I think what I like the most is my ability
to escape in the( midst of darkness & pain) with words.
Drama: Exactly HOW many licks does it take to get to
the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
K: I’ve pondered
this greatly and I’ve come up with an answer.
NONE. One must bite and devour
the tootsie roll immediately. Life is
too bloody short.
Ducky: What’s this about a book?
My first book will, of course, be about Kay.
Lisa: Can I have your shortbread recipe?
Bridget: Who will you be voting for in the
give you a hint. He has a Kick
Ass Smile & his wife is already the “Mom in Chief.”
35. Inspired Edibles
Kelly: Have you ever been completely stuck with your
writing? If so, what did you do to become unstuck?
K: Not really.
When I don’t write, I can’t
breathe….& I must breathe!
36. Impulsive Addict
Impulsive: If you could eat any one thing EVERYDAY
without worry of becoming 500 pounds, what would it be?
Chocolate Chip Cookies. This
would be my last meal. With ice cold
37. La Dulce Vida
Adriana: How do
you deal on those days when Kay comes to mind and like a downpour it rains on
K. It’s been a dreadful week for me. I hate to admit this, but when the grief
rains upon me, drowns me…. I am silent. I
don’t answer the phone. I isolate
myself. & I cry cry cry
Brenda: What I’d
like to ask is what is your favorite pre-teen memory with Kay.
K: Brenda, there are so many, but of my
favorites is when we used to sing songs
while doing the dishes together. Well,
one day we looked out the kitchen window and the cute neighbor boy ( who we
both had a crush on ) and all of his friends were listening to us laughing
their butts off.
Bella: Kim, I love, love this idea! My question is:
How were you and Kay alike? How were you different?
K: We were the same about important issues
such as values, morals, & love…but
VERY different in other ways. For
example, she is Taylor Swift & I am
Joan Jett. Get it?
40. Counting Ducks
Ducky: I am curious to know a bit more about Mr.
K: Mr. Liverpool is a British Citizen w/ a
green card. He is very soft spoken &
continually says that he lost his entire voice when he met m…! I don’t’ know why, but he says I am bossy and
—Dear, Reader, Now
I have some questions for you. Why did
you begin blogging? Give me a link to
your favorite blogger or site.
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Love. Love. Love. Xxx
PS. I am TOTALLY open to suggestions about how to QUIT my day job, darlings.