Getting to know the character with Kim Stone
Angela Marsons joins me today to take part in my Getting to know the character interview with Kim Stone
Can you describe your character?
I would describe Kim Stone as rude, stubborn, lacking in social skills but driven and passionate about getting justice for the underdog. She has few friends and is closed off to forming real bonds with other people. She rides a motorcycle and restores old classic bikes in her spare time.
What is Kim’s job role and where does she work?
Kim is a Detective Inspector and works from Halesowen Police Station in the Black Country.
Where did the original idea of Kim come about?
The voice of Kim had been rattling around in my head for years but I ignored it because it sounded so unlikeable. It was only once I started to write about her that I began to understand her redeeming qualities.
What makes Kim original?
I think one of the things that makes her original is that she doesn’t succumb to romance in the books. She doesn’t really want a love interest and just focuses all her energy on solving crimes. She does have a wicked sense of humour that softens her up a bit and she is very self-aware of her own shortcomings.
What makes her tick?
What makes Kim tick is getting to the bottom of a crime and exposing criminals and murderers and just generally horrible people. She likes a puzzle to solve and while she’s got one it consumes her.
What is her biggest fear?
Her biggest fear is being unable to keep the demons of her past neatly tucked away in the boxes
If you and your character met in real life, do you think you’d get on?
Now that has to be one of the best questions I’ve ever been asked and I honestly don’t know. I do share certain qualities with my character although I do have much better social skills, I like to think. But, as I detest bad manners I probably wouldn’t get on with her all that well.
Who would you like to see play Kim if your books were made into a film or TV show?
The person who most closely resembles the character in my head is Kate Beckinsale from the Underworld movies.
How many books do you have in the series so far?
Broken Bones is book 7 in the Kim Stone series and I’m contracted to write a total of 16 Kim books.
What’s in store for Kim next?
I’m currently working on book 8 and it’s safe to say that Kim will face some emotional obstacles.
About The Author
Angela Marsons is the author of the Amazon Bestselling DI Kim Stone series - Silent Scream, Evil Games, Lost Girls, Play Dead, Blood Lines and Dead Souls and her books have sold more than 2 million in 2 years.
She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read "Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people's".
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.
She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Her last two books - Blood Lines and Dead Souls - reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.