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A quick catch-up with Kimberley Payne!

 3 Golden minutes with Award -winning Author and Blogger, Kimberley Payne,

Kimberley Payne authorHi Kimberley, so nice to have you with us again! By way of introduction friends, Kimberley Payne is an award-winning author who combines her teaching experience and love of writing to create educational materials for children about family, fitness, science and faith.

Q. Now, please tell us about any major project(s) you have completed or embarked upon, since our last interview? A. I completed Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation along with Super Simple Animal Crafts – a supplemental book on crafts for the kids.

Q. Wow! Give me three new skills/experience/knowledge/wisdom you would like to share with our followers?  A.

  • I learned that I’m not a craft-klutz but that there are crafts out there that even I can do!
  • I learned a ton of information about animals. There’s so much cool stuff that it was hard to limit it to only 5 facts.
  • I learned that if a door is closed (the Kickstarter campaign was not successful) I needed to look for an open window (published through CreateSpace)

Q. Finally, what are your goals for the next 6 months? A. I plan to continue writing for my blogs and start work on a third book in the Science & Faith Matters series.

Great! We wish every success with that. So friends, is your church running a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this summer based on the Weird Animals curriculum ( Then consider using  Adam’s Animals along with the accompanying craft book, Super Simple Animal Crafts in your Sunday School program leading up VBS. It’s a great resource for your church to generate interest in your summer programs. Adam’s Animals is an entertaining and educational book that offers children loads of fun while they learn about the Bible. Inside you’ll find:

  • Bible stories about the animal
  • Fascinating facts about each animal
  • Whimsical illustrations for creative colouring fun
  • Word search puzzles to learn new words and improve spelling

Watch a video of author Kimberley Payne reading from Adam’s Animals View sample pages from Adam’s Animals using this link: This is what users are saying about Adam’s Animals

Kimberley looks at the creatures found in the Bible and gives children some incredible scientific facts about them. She then follows those facts up with Scripture references from the Bible on what God has to say about the many animals she has listed in this book. If your child is one who likes “Did you know…?” books, they’ll love this one. Included in the book are word search activities and pictures to colour.  – Laura Davis

Author Kimberly Payne has done a thorough job of researching the animal kingdom and combining it with scripture and biblical stories. This book has many fascinating facts about animals and is laid our in a very organized manner with pictures to color and word puzzles. – Carol Stratton

From ants to worms, children will not only find the facts interesting, some will even make them giggle. At the same time, they are learning how creative God is that he would make so many animals with distinct characteristics. – Carol Round

I plan to use this book in our home school program as it integrates faith, science, language and art. My kids love it – there is much information in it, our 12 year old couldn’t get through it in one sitting. – Michelle Evans

This is a delightful book filled with (as promised) fun facts about God’s creatures. I appreciated the focus on scripture and how Kimberley aligns God’s word with God’s creatures. The word challenges are a wonderful way to hone other skills such as spelling and reading, too, so this is a great activity to go along with the information. – Glynis Belec

This children’s activity book cleverly ties in scripture, so not only does it teach the inquisitive child about God’s creations, but also about God’s word. —Melanie Fischer

On Amazon: Adam's Animals Also now available, another children’s activity book in the Science & Faith Matters series.

Adam’s Animals – Fun Facts about God’s Creation

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Kim Gosselin

3 Golden minutes with Kim Gosselin, Blogger Extraordinaire
Hello Kim!
Q: Tell me about your latest exploit
Currently, I enjoy painting pictures with words in my personal blog at  At the present, I don’t own a company, nor am I employed by one.  Rather, I write my days away while answering messages, working on new story ideas, and capturing memories from long ago. Back in the mid-90’s, before Independent Publishing or ‘Self-Publishing’ was ever a popular trend, I formed a children’s publishing company to help educate elementary peers of kids living with chronic conditions and/or special needs.
Q: Wow! So, what inspired you to step out?
I was inspired and motivated by my own two young children who were at the tender ages of three and six at the time.  They were in the midst of attending innocent pre-school and kindergarten classes.  Suddenly, both were diagnosed with forever illnesses within six months of each other: insulin dependent diabetes and asthma, respectively.  Looking back, my life became one giant quest to save them in all ways possible. “Mother’s Instinct” kicked in, taking me on a forever mission. Nothing would have stopped me, then.
Q: Awesome! Please tell us about some of the areas you prided most about your organisation?
At the time, I was most proud of my attention to detail.  Everything had to be perfect for my consumers. After all, I was one of them.  I took great time researching medical information, always having my books reviewed for accuracy prior to publication.  I sought young, new artists in my area who were affordable. Some were still in college!  They drew magical watercolor pictures for children and adults to delight in. Writing fictional picture books from non-fictional topics was often quite a challenge, but always lots of fun! So delightful to write medical terms ion ‘peanut butter and jelly’ levels.
Q. How exciting! Areas/aspects that posed the most challenges in business?
Some of the most challenging aspects of running a company was trying to do it alone.  Finally, I hired an assistant who was sent from God above.  In the beginning, we didn’t have computers yet.  Everything was done by hand.  Orders, correspondence and writing stories in loose-leaf binders.  The Internet was barely heard of in the early to mid-90’s, and was barely out of the nest!
Q. Finally, your advice to someone starting out?
My advice today for someone starting up would probably be much the same today as it would have been back when I began.  Everyone needs to do their homework before beginning anything:
  • Research, research and more research
  • Know your competition and price point. 
  • Set your bar high and stick with it. 
  • It’s okay to be afraid. 
  • Don’t give up. Hang in there. 
  • If it’s possible, discover a niche that you love. 
  • Always treat your customers with respect.  You are in business only because of them.  
  • Be the best that you can be, and no matter what…don’t ever settle for something less.
Great! Thanks for your time. For further information on Kim Gosselin:
(314) 378-2665 Phone
St. Louis, Missouri
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