Guest Post- Kim Fielding- Muse We Have!

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Hi! I’m Kim Fielding, and I’m going to tell you a secret. I really wish I could draw. I can’t. I mean, even stick figures are a stretch for me, and this pains me so much because I can see the art in my head. I just can’t get it out of there. My younger daughter, who’s 11, draws very well. Lately she’s been making lovely mermen and fabulously detailed dragons, and all I can do is wonder where that talent came from. Not my husband—he can’t draw either.

That’s not the only talent I wish I had. I also wish I could sing. I cannot carry a tune to save my life. Once when my younger daughter was 2 and riding in the car with me, she asked me to sing. I did. But she immediately interrupted. “No, Mommy! Sing song!” After that, I just turned on the radio. She sings beautifully, by the way, as does my older daughter. That they got from their father, who was in choir when he was a kid.

I can’t draw and I can’t sing (and you don’t even want to ask what happens when I attempt a sport). But I can write. And that brings me to my main point: we don’t get to choose our muses. They choose us.

My muse is a middle-aged lady with curly graying hair. She looks a little like a cross between Meryl Streep and Kathy Bates, and she has a fondness for bondage gear. If I could draw her for you, I would, but I know she’d only get angry with me over my efforts. She’s not forgiving, my muse, and she does not compromise. Honestly, she can be a cruel bitch. But I wouldn’t trade her for anything. I wouldn’t even trade her for muses who would help me paint like Picasso and sing like Aretha Franklin. Hell, I’d carve a statue in her honor—if I could sculpt.

In my new release, Bone Dry, Ery Phillips is a graphic artist who fears his muse has abandoned him. He probably scared her away with the mundane stuff he’s forced to create for his day job. A trip to his friends’ farm brings a new source of inspiration—and a whole bucketful of new issues to resolve.

Bone Dry is one of my five (!) upcoming releases. To celebrate, I’m doing a big Fieldingpalooza blog tour, complete with contests. Please join me! You can bring your muse.


Kim’s new releases:

Bone Dry—book 3 in the Bones series—releases October 10—available now for preorder!


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Brute—French translation!—releases October 7—available now for preorder!


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Standby—in the Stranded anthology—releases October 10—available now for preorder!


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The Dance—in the Bones anthology (Gothika vol. 2)—releases October 27—available now for preorder!


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The Festivus Miracle—releases November 1—all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders—available now for preorder!


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For more details on Kim’s books, as well as some free stories, visit her at .  You can also follow her in Twitter @KFieldingWrites and Facebook at .


About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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7 Responses to Guest Post- Kim Fielding- Muse We Have!

  1. Pingback: October Fieldingpalooza Contests and Tour | Kim Fielding Writes

  2. kfieldingwrites says:

    Thanks for letting me visit, Suki!

  3. Susan says:

    Hi Kim, I too can not sing to save my life, and have two left feet so sports is a no-go too. I too have done the academia thing, among others, in my varied careers. Love your writing!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Hugs to your muse, she’s doing a fantastic job.

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