Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Welcome, Kim McMahill

One of the best parts of being an author is getting to meet other authors who are willing to help you out. When I put out a call in one of the writer's groups I belong to, asking for help publicizing my book, Kim McMahill volunteered to help me spread the word, even though she doesn't know me. I am happy to return the favor!

I would like to thank Jennifer for hosting me on her blog and allowing me the opportunity to share a bit about myself and my work. I’ve been writing for about twenty years which has taken me on an evolving journey from non-fiction, to stand-alone novels, to short stories, to series fiction. 

After two decades dedicated to a variety of writing projects, I’m often asked what I love most about writing. This is a tough question, but I guess my answer would be that writing allows me to escape into a world much more exciting than my day-to-day life and to take readers on far-flung and outrageous adventures. I started out writing non-fiction and have published over 80 travel, geographic, and human-interest pieces. I enjoyed this type of writing, but in many of my articles I could see things, if grossly embellished, that would lend itself well to suspense and adventure fiction. 

I’ve always loved stories of survival against the odds and happily-ever-after endings, which if I’m in charge of the keyboard, that is exactly what I get.  Books can help us to escape reality, if for just a moment, and indulge in flights of fancy, and heart-warming romance. Life doesn’t always provide for happily-ever-after, but depending on the genre a reader chooses, he or she can find that warm and satisfying feeling at the end of a book. I write stories primarily to entertain and provide an escape, but if any of my books encourage readers to dream, take out a map, or just ask “what if” then I’ve accomplished more than I set out to do.

My latest venture is a romantic suspense series focused on the diet and nutrition industries that I’ve titled the Risky Research Series. It started about six years ago with, A Dose of Danger, which deals with a potential miracle diet pill. Book 2, A Taste of Tragedy, revolves around a deadly sweetener, book 3, A Foundation of Fear, explores the role of lobbyists and politics in the industry, and the latest novel in the series, A Measure of Madness, sees the crime organization start to unravel as the FBI closes in. There are also two short-story prequels to the series available for free download, A Formidable Foe and Midnight in Montana. But, here’s a bit more on the latest novel, A Measure of Madness


FBI agent Devyn Nash's pursuit of a deadly organization heats up in this fourth installment of the Risky Research series.

The FBI locates the mastermind behind Coterie, but attempts to bring him in result in a shootout that sends Coterie’s members scrambling for cover. When Devyn’s partner is left fighting for his life in a Puerto Rican hospital, she becomes more determined than ever to bring them to justice.

Devyn’s decision to ignore her orders and pursue the head of Coterie to Brazil puts her job and her relationship with Sheriff Gage Harris in jeopardy, but she is unwilling to allow those responsible for so much death to live out their lives in paradise


There was nothing she wanted more at the moment than to go home and to hear Gage’s voice. At least one of those she could remedy immediately. She retrieved her cell and selected the first contact in her list.

“Hey cowboy, how are you doing?”

“Devyn, where are you? Are you all right?” When he was worried and anxious for information, he always jumped right to the point. It felt good to have someone who cared enough to really worry.

“I’m about forty miles from São Paulo. Gordo has made arrangements to fly me out of Brazil and into Uruguay on a private plane, and I’ll fly home commercial from there.”

“Thank goodness you’re on your way home. How about the second part to my question?”

“Do you want the truth or the candy-coated version.”

“I’m a big boy; lay it on me.”


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More About the Author

Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. When not writing she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, playing games, puzzles, and spending time with family.

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  1. Thanks for being a guest on my blog!

  2. Thank you for sharing your life and story with us. Best wishes for the next 29 years D.

  3. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, checked out my books, or spread the word. Launching a book truly takes a village.

  4. Hello, Kim,

    You do have a love of alliteration in your titles!

    Pleased to "meet" you, and I hope to see you around the cybersphere.