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 Romance Writers of America, 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 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, and Pinterest.
Short bio for those in a hurry
Kimberley Ash is a British ex-pat who has lived in and loved New Jersey for twenty years. When not writing romance, she can usually be found cleaning up after her two big white furry dogs and slightly less furry children.
News and Awards
August 2017 Keeper Shelf review of The Velvet Series by Jude Deveraux published on SmartBitchesTrashyBooks (see blog).
March 2017 Reached second round of NYCMidnight's Short Story Challenge (see blog).
June 2016 Winner in Contemporary Category, Romance Writers of America, Wisconsin Chapter's Fab Five Contest: BREATHE
June 2015 Third Place, The Write Practice/Wordhaus Short Story Contest: SPACE (see blog)