Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kindness, Please

Today is the first day after the shortest, darkest day to of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).
From here on, our days will be longer and brighter.
It's a time of hope and light.

It is also three days until the most celebrated birthday in the entire world.
It should be a time of rebirth, generosity and unconditional love.

Except sometimes, it isn't.

I have dear friends who are sick and fighting for their lives this holiday season.
Or fighting for a job.
Or a home.

Others are struggling with loneliness, anxiety, and fear.

But we can help! I ask each and everyone of you to reach out today. Do one simple act of kindness for a family member, friend, or total stranger.One kindness can mean life. Just one. Imagine the ripple-effect if everyone did a simple kind act. We could change the world.

Please. Give today.

Hugs to you all and have a blessed Christmas,


Monday, November 11, 2013

With Honor and Love

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. I am so grateful to the men and women who have fought to keep my country and freedoms safe.

Thank you for all you do! Your labors and sacrifices have made this a safer world for my children, my loved ones. You allow me to sleep safely in my bed at night.

Thank you to your families as well. They too have sacrificed for the country. I can only imagine how hard it is for them when you are protecting us all.

In the end, words are not enough, but the come from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you. God bless.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Featured Author

Happy Friday!

I am happily dishing the dirt as the featured author over at The Dirt Blog. Come on by.

The Dirt Blog

Monday, October 21, 2013

Book Signing and Gold Panning

Please join me for an afternoon of spooky Gold Rush fun this Saturday, October 26th. I'll bring cookies!

Here are the details:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Goodreads Give Away is Over I have winners!

Hi gang,

the give away at Goodreads is now over.
694 people participated! Holy mackerel!

Thank you everyone. I really appreciate it.

Congratulations to my winners:
Alexander Solano
Janet M
Amanda Neal

I will be sending you a signed paperback book this week.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SAVING MINER'S GULCH Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hi gang,

I've got a Giveaway going on over at Goodreads. Three lucky winners will receive a signed print book. Go on, it doesn't cost anything and you could win!


    Goodreads Book Giveaway


        Saving Miner's Gulch by Kimberley Troutte



          Saving Miner's Gulch

          by Kimberley Troutte


            Giveaway ends October 05, 2013.
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.

      Enter to win

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kristin Painter

A friend of mine is releasing the last book in her highly acclaimed series, House Of  ComarrĂ©. The first book is now available for a steal!

The Day Is Finally Here!!!!! Last Blood (House Of  ComarrĂ© #5) Is Available To Buy!!!!
Last Blood is the 5th (and final) installment in the captivating  story of  Mal and Chrysabelle.
(For those that may have somehow missed this exciting saga scroll down for a special offer on book 1)

In the final showdown between the forces of dark and light, Mal and Chrysabelle face not only Tatiana, but the ancient evil that now controls her: the Castus Sanguis. Chrysabelle gathers her friends and family around her, forming a plan to bring an end to the chaos surrounding them. But the Castus is the most powerful being they've ever come up against. Defeating such evil will require a great sacrifice from someone on the side of light.

One of them will change sides. One of them will die. No one will survive unscathed. Can Chrysabelle save those she cares about or will that love get her killed? What price is she willing to pay to draw last blood?

Get the book now in either eFormat or Paperback at

Special Offer!!!!! For Book 1 In The Series - Blood Rights!!!!!!

For those that haven't joined the journey yet right now you can get book 1 in the series for just $2.99 for either Kindle Or Nook!!!!
Get it from Barnes and Noble 
Get it from Amazon.

About The Author

When the characters in Kristen Painter's head started to take over, she decided to put them on paper and share them with the world. She writes paranormal romance and the gothic fantasy vampire series, House of Comarre, for Orbit Books. She has also been published in non-fiction, poetry and short stories. The former college English teacher can often be found online at Romance Divas, the award-winning writers' forum she co-founded. She's represented by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Looking for a children's book?

My new boy adventure story is now available in paperback!

Wow, it is super thrilling to hold this book in my hands.

I started writing Saving Miner's Gulch when my oldest son was studying the Gold Rush era in fourth grade. His fantastic teacher, Mrs. Fraye, made history come to life for her students and unwittingly taught this old dog new tricks. I was mesmerized when my son came home with his school projects. I had no idea California history was so exciting. (I must have been absent when my teachers talked about this stuff!)

Imagine what it must have been like in 1849 when the call went out--Gold Found at Sutter's Mill!

Do you think you would have left your family behind to board a ship on the East Coast and sail for months all the way around the tip of South America (the Panama Canal did not exist then) just to go to California? If you survived the treacherous journey by sea and arrived in the tent city of San Francisco you would them have to buy gear and hike miles and miles inland to stake a claim. You'd stand knee-deep in freezing water day-in-day out swirling water in a pan searching, praying, desperately hoping for a little color in all that muck. You'd be hungry, dirty, bone-tired, and lonely. Most likely, you'd pay far more for supplies than you'd ever find in the water. Would you have done it? Gold. Nuggets just sitting in the water waiting to be picked up. Tantalizing, isn't it?

I wanted to write a kid's book about the Gold Rush that would portray the adventure, and danger during this remarkable period in US History. I also wanted the book to be fun.

I hope you will enjoy the story about Jack, a teen miner forty-niner ghost who was sucked into the wild west gold frenzy but never got a chance to tell his tale until he joins forces with two present day brothers to stop very dangerous bad guys from destroying an old mining town.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Talking About Love

I'm the author over at Beyond the Veil today giving away love for freeee.

Stop on by.

Beyond the Veil link: Bad stories gone wonderful


What I learned from boys (hint: not JUST armpit farts)

Hi all,

I'm over at the Samhain Publishing Romance Blog talking about boys in general, my boys in particular. Care to see some of the things I've learned from these crazy creatures?

Click the link: Samhain Publishing Romance Blog


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Check out my recipe over at Romance Cooks

I'm up today. You'll find one of my recipes plus many other authors' recipes at: Romance Cooks Blog


My Heart and Love Goes out to those in Boston and Texas

I am so sad this week. We all are.

Let us take a moment to focus on the love, kindness and generosity all around us. In times of crisis there are always those who run toward the explosions. Toward the blood. Through the terror.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who are willing to sacrifice their safety to save others.
I want to shake your hands, hug you tight, and kiss your cheeks.

Bless you.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patty's Day!

May it be filled with luck, love, and pots of gold!

Monday, March 11, 2013

A. Catherine Noon Interviews Me

My wonderful posse buddy, A. Catherine Noon, interviews me today at Taurus and Taurus. Please check it out at: Thanks! Also, Selena Robins has a new Tasty Tuesday post up at:

The Book Posse Has Struck Again

Cook Like A Writer is now available at Barnes and Noble for those of you who read on a Nook. You can click here to get your FREE book.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CooK Like A Writer Now Available!

You can click here to get your FREE book

Smashwords (available in all e-formats)

The Book Posse is composed of myself and five other amazing authors who are trying to save the world one word and one good meal at a time. This cookbook is a special "thank you!" from the bottom of our hearts to our beloved readers. It's a fun book full of recipes and anecdotes.
Book Posse blogs:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cookbook a Comin'

Hey gang, I wanted to share some news.

I am a humble member of The Book Posse--a passionate group of authors who are cooking up juicy recipes just as we cook up stories. Our goal? To change the world one word and tasty bite at a time.

And now we have a cookbook on the horizon coming soon.

Who are my co-authors? I give you the bold, the beautiful, the fantastic:
Selena Robins
Denise Agnew
A. Catherine Noon
Nancy Lauzon

Friday, February 8, 2013

Saving Miner's Gulch is free today

Free for Kindle on 2/8/12-2/9/12.

Middle grade ghost story and Gold Rush adventure.

Amazon link

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A new book!


I've been working feverishly on getting a new book out. No kidding, either. I was hit with the coughing-crud while getting the whole thing done. Yuck.

But now I can finally say that my children's fiction, Saving Miner's Gulch, is for sale on Amazon.

Buy it on Amazon