Kimberly McKay

Kimberly McKay

Author of Finding Kylie, Facing Redemption, and Coming Home, Kimberly McKay finishes out her series with Saving Grace, which releases in 2015. Kimberly was asked to co-write her first script to convert her first book, Finding Kylie, with John Schwab, an award winning film producer and actor in the UK. They are in the final stages of editing the script for Finding Kylie and are set to hit the film market in the next two years. Currently, she's starting on her fifth novel, Second Chances—and has more planned in years to come.

Kimberly started her career as a freelance writer for the state paper in Oklahoma. The last article she wrote before becoming an author was a cover story, in which she interviewed Reba McEntire. Most people agree that Kimberly's gift is being able to place the reader in her characters' shoes, by conveying emotion and drawing you in.

As a marine brat, Kimberly has traveled the world over, but grew up mostly in Hawaii, Japan, and Virginia. Her father's duty stations took the family everywhere from Okinawa, Japan to half the continental U.S. Since 1990, Kimberly has called Oklahoma home.

Finding Kylie

A Novel

Amazon Digital Services, 2014

What if ... after laying your mother to rest, the mother who has been the only real family you've ever known, you discover her secretive past in a set of hidden journals? What would you do if she was the only link to the father you never knew ... a father you've been told was dead, but was indeed very much alive?

Twenty-five year old Chastity searches through her mother's belongings in hopes of finding any shred of evidence that leads to her father. A man, she'd always felt was out there ... somewhere. Any glimmer of hope is dashed when she reads one tiny line scrawled across the back page of her mother's notebook. One traumatic sentence is all it takes to unravel her life long desire in a matter of seconds.

Chastity uncovers the sordid truth, a truth that her mom, Kylie, tried to hide at all costs. This new-found information plunges Chastity into a new world of control, power, and hurt. With the help of her mother's best friend a handsome attorney, Chastity sorts her way through her new found family ties and the costs that come with it.

Coming Home

A Novel

Amazon Digital Services, 2014

Anne LaSal was ready for a change. Estranged from her family and disheartened after her best friend's wedding, she felt like she was coasting through life without a plan of her own. So, when a friend nominates her for a reality dating show, she concedes. Although a skeptic, Anne is ready for her adventure, and what could be better than an all expenses paid trip into the lap of luxury? What Anne doesn't expect is that the bachelor on set is none other than her television crush—actor, Chad Chambers.

Chad Chambers, a Texas native, doesn't easily fit the Hollywood mold, but that's what makes him so sought after—as his rugged good looks and southern charm have made most of America fall in love. He's agreed to being the new love interest on 'Broadcast Affair' as his agent said it would open more doors for his career, however he secretly wishes to connect with a nice girl ... someone normal ... someone like Anne LaSal.

When their two worlds collide, it is instant chemistry for both; however, will Anne's family drama ruin the beginning of something beautiful?

Facing Redemption

A Novel

Amazon Digital Services, 2013

What if you had done something so unimaginable in your past that you felt you could never be forgiven?

John Mikale, a man with a checkered reputation, can't begin to shake his guilt for the hurt he's caused his daughter, Chastity, and how its scarred so many people in its wake. Although an uphill battle, John diligently strives to make up for lost time by writing Chastity letters, hoping to bridge the gap.

John, now married and expecting another child, is haunted by cryptic dreams, from which he awakes in terror. Driven to become a better man, he forces himself to face his nightmares and the reality they represent. Searching for decency within and hoping for a flicker of acceptance from Chastity is the only way he knows to release his past and heal both their wounds. But how can he expect forgiveness when he can't begin to forgive himself for the hurt he's caused?

Chastity Wayne, finally free from her mother's past, is ready to move on with life. On the verge of a great relationship and about to start her burgeoning art career, she's sucked back into her family saga as she breaks her personal promise to never read her father's letters. From the moment the first envelope is opened, the emotional freedom she's tried so hard to find is slowly reclaimed word by word.

Facing Redemption is a dual storyline that follows the path of an unwanted father and daughter's journey, through a trail of self-awareness and final acceptance. It is also a continuance of the many unanswered questions from Finding Kylie, book one in this series.

Readers can find out more about Kimberly and her books at her personal website or on Facebook.