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Kimberly attended and graduated from Kent State University where she earned a degree in Computer Technology.
Kimberly has published two thrilling short story collections, Twisted Delights & A Degree of Wickedness. She is currently working on a novella that is first in a series titled, Evil, Under the Microscope: Unholy Union. Kimberly plans on publishing Unholy Union by spring 2013.
One of Kimberly's favorite quotes: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."-----Miss Piggy
You can find out more about Kimberly at: kimberlybennett.yolasite.com
Some of the strengths of Kimberly Bennett's "Twisted Delights" are the imaginative twists her stories undertake using some classical mythological figures. From mermaids to medusa we see several sketches of empowered female characters. If there is a weakness here though, it is in the frequent use of an ambiguous unnamed first person narrator in several of these tales. The narrator becomes the reader in a sense as in many of these stories they have no unique identity. The best of these stories are when there is actual dialog and interaction between the characters as I'm a fan of good dialog over strait narrative exposition. I also like it when the narrator becomes involved in the story instead of just a witness to the events.
Most of these stories aptly fit the definition of short. The word counts are low, and the scene transitions rare. Kimberly is dropping the reader right into the heart of events to watch them play out without much in the way of lead up or denouement. As such the stories read like a series of brief climaxes. Too quickly over perhaps, but soon to be followed by another.
If I have one major complaint it is that the book comes in at a scant 72 pages for $13. I know this is more the publisher (lulu) than the author at work, but as a reader (and fellow author) I think the price is not commensurate with the length of the work. I'm looking forward to more from Kimberly in the future, and I hope to find 250+ pages in the $10 range for her next work.
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Kimberly Bennett has an amazing collection of ten short stories in her Twisted Delights collection. A good short story puts the reader in the moment and gets to the point. Kimberly has a way with words that quickly allows you to feel what the characters are feeling and that is a feat not all authors can accomplish. I look forward to more works from this author.
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