Kimberly McCreight: Author Spotlight

recon ameliaYesterday, I posted my interview with Kimberly McCreight. Today, it’s Author Spotlight time- we’ll find out some of Kim’s favorite things to do when she’s not writing, books she is looking forward to reading in 2013 and her #literaryconfessions.


Author Spotlight: Kimberly McCreight


Kimberly, when you are not writing- what do you like to do with your time?

I just completed my first triathlon a couple years ago.  I have fantasies of doing a half Iron Man soon, a big challenge because I am a hopeless—read doggy-paddle—swimmer.  I’m a huge baker too.  Whenever I have time, I love making cookies and cakes.  I also love modern art and theatre.  Oh, and there is so much great TV right now.  I love Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. 

Do you have any #literaryconfessions? 

I fell asleep during the last two Shakespeare productions I saw.  In my defense, I was very excited to see both, but was sorely sleep deprived because of work deadlines.  Legitimate excuses notwithstanding, I‘m not sure that my beloved father-in-law—a huge Shakespeare buff—will ever look at me the same way again.

What are some of the books you are looking forward to reading in 2013?

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth Silver, The Never List by Koethi Zan and Tampa by Alissa Nutting


*Thanks to Kimberly McCreight for answering these questions.




Other Reconstructing Amelia or Kimberly McCreight info you might be interested to read:

Interview With Kimberly McCreight

Kimberly McCreight Answers: Reconstructing Amelia (spoilers possible!)


Kimberly McCreight Answers: Reconstructing Amelia (Spoilers Possible!)

It’s here! Today is the day that Kimberly McCreight stops by and answers recon ameliaquestions for Book Lovers Unite Online Book Club about her book- Reconstructing Amelia.

NOTE: There is the potential of spoilers.

Thank you, Kim, for taking time today to answer questions!

Questions for Kimberly McCreight:

1. Did you know from the very beginning who would hurt Amelia?

2. What is your all-time favorite book?

3. What kinds of books do you like to read?

4. Did you attend a prep school like Amelia’s or participate in any sororities?



5, Where did you get the idea for this story?

6. Is any of this story based on personal experience?

7. Did you have a target audience in mind when writing the book?



8. What are you currently reading?



9. If RA was turned into a movie who would you cast?

10. The ups and downs of family relationships is at the heart of RA. Was it easy or difficult to write about this?

11. Where do you write? Do you have any rituals?



12. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?



13. What is your advice for parents on how to deal with parenting in the digital age?

14. Any truth to what happens in RA? Was there an inspiration?

15. What is the best book you’ve recently read?



16. The cover of Reconstructing Amelia– is there significance to not really being able to see the girl’s face? Is she covering herself? Or possibly revealing herself bit by bit?



17. The school and police was quick to write off Amelia’s death as a suicide. Possibly did some of that quick conclusion come from a motive of wanting a quick answer so Kate would never get involved in the school and learn things?



18. Amelia’s downfall- what ultimately lead to that? Loving Dylan? Or being a good friend? Or does Kate not being truthful about Amelia’s father lead to her downfall?



19. Why did the principal target Amelia for the truth about the Magpies? Was it because of Amelia’s good girl reputation? Or because, unlike other parent’s, Kate was not involved in the school- therefore Kate would not be in his business like other parents?



20. The author of graceFULLY- how did you decide who that should be?

Thank you again, Kimberly McCreight! Answering our questions about Reconstructing Amelia is 100% appreciated! I think I can speak for everyone when I say how great Reconstructing Amelia was- and that we are anxiously awaiting another book!