As a teen, award-winning author Kimberley Ash would sit in her English boarding school dormitory and read Silhouette Romances with her friends. They would have passionate arguments about the kind of American hero they really wanted to see in the books, so to settle things, Kimberley wrote one. While she took great pleasure in deconstructing alpha males and exposing their chiseled but vulnerable underbellies, life and inner demons made her put away her dreams for twenty-five years. She was forty before she realized that what she wanted to be when she grew up was what she’d always wanted: a writer. So she joined New Jersey Romance Writers, took all the classes she could find, and has never looked back.
Meanwhile, to her great surprise, Kimberley was swept off her feet by her own all-American hero. Now making her home in rural New Jersey (yes, there is a rural New Jersey) with him, two hybrid children and two big furry dogs, she can be found staring into a computer screen, wrestling with plotlines and ignoring the giant dustbunnies.
Kimberley's debut novel, Breathe, was released in 2018 with Crimson Romance. Her trilogy, the Van Allen Brothers, was published by Tule in 2019. Kimberley re-released Breathe under her own imprint, Tea Rose Publishing, in June of 2022 followed by its sequels: Hold, in October, 2022, and Stand in January, 2023. The last in the series, Rise, will come out at the end of 2023.
Kimberley holds a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of London (spectacularly useful at PTA meetings) and a master’s in English Literature from Drew University. She writes contemporary romantic women's fiction, about fish-out-of-water characters who find home where they least expect it.
Kimberley writes about real life and therefore celebrates and supports diversity in all its forms. You can find her obsessing about tea on Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok and Instagram.
Short bio for those in a hurry
Kimberley Ash is a British expat who has lived in and loved New Jersey for almost 30 years. She writes fish-out-of-water stories about people who find home where they least expect it. When not writing contemporary romance or romantic women’s fiction, she can usually be found cleaning up after her two big white furry dogs and slightly less furry children. You can reach her at www.kimberleyash.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, BookBub, Tiktok,Twitter, and Goodreads.
2023 Orange County Romance Writers Book Buyers Best Finalist, Contemporary Romance Category, Breathe and Hold
2023 Florida West Coast Writers Contest Winner, Women's Fiction Category: The Bridge (Unpublished)
2022 Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest Winner, Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Chick-Lit Category: The Waves Are No Different (Unpublished)
2022 Orange County Romance Writers Book Cover Contest Winner, Sexiest Cover: Breathe
2021 NYC-RWA Big Apple Contest Winner: Ready to Rock (Unpublished)