I am beyond thrilled to be able to share this wonderful interview with author Linda Thieman. If you are not familiar with that name, let me tell you, you are missing out in a HUGE way! I discovered Linda a while back when I had the honor to be on a tour stop for her, through Pump Up Your Book Promotion, for her first children's book, Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story. If you would like to see my review, please just click here. Linda has such an amazing talent for spinning unforgettable tales for young children (ages approx. 7 - 10). Her writing takes me back to my childhood love of reading of such titles as The Boxcar Children, Trixie Belden, Little House on the Prairie, etc. Through Linda's stories, a child's imagination will bloom and blossom into worlds known only to them and form a foundation for a love of reading.
Needless to say, Linda has become a favored author at our house, as well as someone that I consider a friend. Her second book in the series, titled Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish is also an excellent book that not only shows the true bond of friendship, but also brings into focus the current "going green" theme that is so important to our world these days. (you can catch my review here)
Okay, without further jibber jabber, I am thrilled to share my interview with author, Linda Thieman!
Can you tell us a bit about the Katie & Kimble series? How many books do you see coming out of the series?
Sure! The Katie & Kimble series is aimed at kids from ages 7 to 10, but it’s not at all scary, and so younger kids have enjoyed it, too. It’s got a pretty sophisticated storyline, so it has also held the interest of older kids.
The first book in the series, Katie & Kimble: A Ghost Story, opens with almost-nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family moving into the old Laurence house. Katie soon discovers that Kimble Laurence, the ghost of a 10-year-old girl, is still living there. Kimble gently introduces herself to Katie through a series of gifts that Kimble leaves for her, the two make friends, and then Katie helps Kimble find out what happened to her mother. Each book in the series has some sort of growth for both Katie & Kimble. Katie grows in independence and Kimble becomes less and less a victim of circumstances.