Connecting with others across the world
I love hearing from so many people who have read my book. It lifts me up daily to hear how well women are relating to all aspects of my story. Even those that aren't struggling with alcohol, they still find ways to connect with my journey.
To everyone who has read my book - please keep sharing my memoir with your friends and family. If you haven't read it yet, please give it a chance. Let us slowly keep crushing the stigma of addiction one day at a time. And let us stand together to allow all survivors of sexual assault and trauma know that they are not alone. Because that ultimately the mission of my book - to help and inspire others to move forward and grow.
These past few weeks I have had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for others, and most recently I was asked to do a Q&A for Connie on Because I Said So: https://becauseisaidsomyadventuresinparenting.blogspot.com/2022/11/my-thoughts-on-edge-of-shattered.html
Check out our conversation below, and please visit her blog for more book reviews!
Author Q&A -
By Kimberly Kearns
There are many books out there about sobriety, what makes yours different?
This memoir is not just a story about quitting alcohol, but it also tells the story of my life. It is a braided narrative that takes the reader both forward and backwards in time. You learn about the early days of sobriety, but you also are forced to confront some of the traumas of my past, that I’m forced to deal with by not drinking. The reader can feel what it is like in the early days of sobriety.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing creatively since I was a little girl. I used to write stories about my pets, favorite sports and friends, as soon as I learned how to hold a pencil.
What made you write a book?
The day I stopped drinking alcohol was the day I began blogging and writing about my experiences with sobriety. Those blog posts inspired me to start digging deeper, and then I realized I want to write about my past and turn it into a book to help others.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I love sports and being active. I play golf, tennis and pretty much anything outside. I will ski, fish, waterski, rollerblade, rock climb, anything that involves being active - I will try it. And my kids always challenge me to go higher and faster!
What’s the most courageous thing you have ever done?
The most courageous thing I ever did was admit to my husband that I needed to stop drinking.