Kimberly Cooper Griffin
Kimberly Cooper Griffin is a technical program manager by day and a romance novelist by night. Born in San Diego, California, Kimberly joined the Air Force, traveled the world, and eventually settled down in Denver Colorado, where she lives with her wife, the youngest of her three daughters, and a menagerie of dogs and cats. When Kimberly isn’t working or writing, she enjoys a variety of interests, but at the core of all of it all, she has an insatiable desire to connect with people and experience life to its fullest. Every moment is collected and archived into memory, a candidate for being woven into the fabric of the tales she tells.
Her novels explore the complexities of building relationships and finding balance when life has a tendency to get in the way. Her current novel, Life in High Def, demonstrates the power of forgiveness through the difficulties of life in the public spotlight, bad decisions that alter lives, and the soul-cleansing discovery of new love. Although the setting is in glamorous Hollywood, California, readers can relate to the struggles and insecurities of the very real women characters that come to life in this book.
Kimberly is currently working on her second novel, Chasing Mercury, a story about two very different women, brought together in the remote wilderness of Alaska, where they begin the struggle to understand who they are in order to figure out who they can become.
Life in High Def
Academy Award-winning actress Reilly Ransome has a life that others can only dream about: fame that opens every door, more money than she can ever spend, and freedom to do what (and whom) she pleases. But something is missing, and the harder she seeks to find it, the more evident the absence becomes. She attempts to fill the gap with behavior that becomes increasingly dangerous until one night, she wakes up on a bench at a deserted beach to find that she has committed the unthinkable. Resolved to live the rest of her life doing penance for her mistake, Reilly withdraws from her whirlwind existence and finally finds what she’s been missing. But knowing something and accepting something are two different things. It is only when a transformative experience that no one sees coming occurs, turning her life on its axis, that Reilly can finally forgive herself and fill in that missing piece.
Two worlds collide when an airplane goes down in the wilds of Alaska. Nora Kavendash, a retired software developer, finds herself taking care of a mysterious woman with amnesia that she soon nicknames 4B. Weather and rugged terrain work against them as they wait for rescue and Nora worries about a package that she must deliver as a matter of life and death. When help finally arrives, it seems that life was somehow simpler when it was just the two of them against the unknown. Life sweeps in and threatens to break the tenuous tie the two women have forged and 4B is faced with finding out who she really is. More importantly, they both find out that it’s impossible to run from yourself.