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Kimberly Van Meter

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aka Alexx Andria

An avid reader since before she can remember, Kimberly Van Meter started her writing career at the age of 16 when she finished her first novel, typing late nights and early mornings, on her mother's old portable typewriter.

Although that first novel was nothing short of literary mud, with each successive piece of work her writing improved to the point of reaching that coveted published status.

A journalist (who during college swore she'd never write news), Kimberly has worked for both daily and weekly newspapers, covering multiple beats including education, health and crime, but she always dreamed of writing novels and someday saying goodbye to her nonfiction roots.

Born and raised in scenic Mariposa, CA, Kimberly knows a thing or two about small towns--preferring the quiet, rural atmosphere to the hustle and bustle of a busy city anyday--but she and her husband make their home in Oakdale, which represents a compromise between the two worlds.

Kimberly and her husband, John, met and fell in love while filming a college production. He was the camera operator and she, the lead actress. Her husband often jokes that he fell in love with his wife through the lens of a camera. A year later they were married and have been together ever since.

In addition to writing, reading, and drinking hot chocolate by the windowsill when it rains, Kimberly enjoys photography and is the resident photographer for every family event, including weddings and new babies. The photographs gracing the walls of their home are comprised almost entirely of shots Kimberly has captured, whether on the job or just playing around with the camera.

The oldest of four siblings and the mother of three children, Kimberly divides her time between soccer games, swim meets, bottle feedings, and deadlines.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
New Books
December 2022

Danger in Big Sky Country
(Big Sky Justice, book 1)
March 2023

Her K-9 Protector
(Big Sky Justice, book 2)
   His Miracle Baby / Return to Emmett's Mill (2009) (with Karen Sandler)
   Secret She Kept / Kiss to Remember (2009) (with Amy Knupp)
   Imperfect Match / Next Comes Love (2010) (with Helen Brenna)
   Kids on the Doorstep / Cop on Loan (2010) (with Jeannie Watt)
   The Baby's Bodyguard / To Catch a Killer (2011) (with Alice Sharpe)
   Harlequin Superromance November 2013 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2013) (with Dawn Atkins and Tara Taylor Quinn)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense February 2014 Bundle (2014) (with Marie Ferrarella, Lindsay McKenna and Jennifer Morey)
   Harlequin Superromance March 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2014) (with Vicki Essex and Emilie Rose)
   Harlequin Superromance July 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2014) (with Kris Fletcher and Julianna Morris)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense October 2014 Box Set (2014) (with Amelia Autin, Rachel Lee and Karen Whiddon)
   A Rancher's Home (2015) (with Barbara Dunlop)
   Harlequin Blaze August 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Kate Hoffmann, Kelli Ireland and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
   One Hot Christmas (2015) (with Katherine Garbera, Liz Talley and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
   Harlequin Blaze May 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Anne Marsh, Debbi Rawlins and Daire St. Denis)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense July 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Carla Cassidy, Lara Lacombe and Bonnie Vanak)
   Harlequin Blaze March 2017 Box Set (2017) (with Shana Gray, Debbi Rawlins and Jennifer Snow)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense December 2018 Box Set (2018) (with Susan Cliff, Beth Cornelison and Jennifer Morey)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense May 2019 Box Set (2019) (with Cindy Dees, Marie Ferrarella and Beverly Long)
   Appalachian Peril / Colton's Amnesia Target (2020) (with Debbie Herbert)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense August 2020 Box Set (2020) (with Jane Godman, Geri Krotow and Melinda Di Lorenzo)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense January 2023 - Box Set (2022) (with Beth Cornelison, Danielle M Haas and Karen Whiddon)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense April 2023 - Box Set (2023) (with Justine Davis, Tara Taylor Quinn and Karen Whiddon)

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