RJS: Today Kim Hotzon has stopped by to talk about her new release, Hands Full of Ashes. Welcome, Kim. You have an awesome cover for your book, and a catchy title. Can you please tell us a little bit about it?
KH: Certainly. Olivia promises to fulfill her dying husband’s wish – to scatter his ashes around the world. Wading through grief and depression, she journeys to a remote orphanage in Uganda. Living amongst the children in their threadbare surroundings, she vows to fight for the children’s lives as she begins to fight for her own. While Olivia develops a passion for humanitarian work, the lonely director of the orphanage develops a simmering passion for her. Just as time begins to heal the wounds of her heart, Olivia learns the truth of her husband’s unimaginable betrayal. She flees to the tiny country of Rwanda where her soul is reawakened with a startling new love. Olivia realizes that love always comes with a price when she is faced with a decision she thought she would never have to make. Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Africa, Olivia is determined to find true love while learning how to survive in a region left torn apart by civil war.
RJS: Umm…that sounds pretty mysterious. A deep plot with lots of unexpected turns, just what I love. And you picked such remote locations. Is there some reason for that?
KH: Yes, I have traveled a bit to some wonderful countries, gaining insights and inspiration.
RJS: Tell us more! What can you share with us on a personal level?
KH: I was born in beautiful British Columbia and developed a passion for writing at an early age. My interest in people led me all over the globe, including a two-year stay in Japan and a humanitarian trip to Rwanda.
I love to write romance stories with a twist, usually involving a dangerous and dramatic backdrop. My first novel, ‘Hands Full of Ashes’, was inspired by a trip to Africa. I spent many years teaching young adults with learning disabilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and I currently reside in the sunny Okanagan with my husband and two children.
RJS: That sounds like a life that would just naturally lend itself to writing. What else do you do there?
KH: When not writing, I can be found plying the local ski hills, or getting lost in my kayak in the surrounding lakes.
RJS: It’s easy to see how your social life keeps you around people. So, where can readers connect with you and follow your sites?
KH: Readers can get in touch with me by visiting my website:
or follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimhotzon
or Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6491250.Kim_Hotzon
or LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/kim-hotzon/61/9a8/675
or Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimhotzon/
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Kim, thank you so much for stopping by today. I love your cover, the premise sounds great, your locales are awesome and your life is good. Keep it all up and we’ll be looking forward to your next book release.