Welcome to the Newsletter
An introduction to Love in a Small Place
Hiya and welcome to my corner of the internet!
My name is Kimolisa Mings and I am a random woman on the internet who lives on a small Caribbean island and writes romance and erotica. I’m also a certified beach snob. But how did I get here?
Well, I would say it started with poetry. Although I was an avid reader who developed a desire to write, I didn’t see many people who made a living through writing, but when my English teacher told me that she liked a poem I had written for an assignment, I went all in.
I wrote religiously but not with the intention to publish or share with the world, it was just something I just did. Then in the late 90’s, I discovered spoken word and I got into it in the 2000’s, attending local open mics. In 2008, I discovered blogging and I chose to archive all the poems I’ve ever written and would write in a blog called Kim or Lisa. A few years later, I came across self-publishing but at that time, it was just ebooks.
A Door Opened
The more I learned about it, the more it felt like it was something I could do. And out of nowhere, the first story I’ve ever written popped into my head. I believed in it so much that I had it edited. One story became two, then they became longer and I was having fun writing by the seat of my pants.
Deciding to take it more seriously, I chose to write romance in the niche BWWM, black woman, white man, all of which can be found here. Then one day, a friend asked why I didn’t write stories set in the Caribbean and I didn’t have an honest answer but the question never left my mind. But when I started to really learn the craft of writing, I made the decision to set my romances on the small fictional island of Redonda. These can be found here.
So that brings you up to speed about me, but what should you expect from this newsletter?
What to Expect from Love in a Small Place
Weekly posts that are distributed as follows
Updates on my Work in Progress
Excerpts from one of my books
Essays on writing and the writer’s life
Thoughts and advice on self-publishing (these will on the fifth Sunday of the month)
In addition to sharing my written work, I want to show others who live in small places that they can pursue writing as a profession. It’s not relegated to the large, established countries such as the US, UK, Canada, etc. Nor to the bigger islands like Jamaica, Trinidad, etc. We, people who live in small places, have stories, and those stories are worth reading.
To start reading my stories, grab a free read or subscribe to the newsletter so you can read the monthly short stories.
With all that said, welcome to Love in a Small Place, pull up a seat and enjoy a read.
From the edge of the Atlantic,