On writing Evergreen Falls

whispering pinesEvery book has a story of its own.

My latest novel, Evergreen Falls, has been released this week in Australia (with forthcoming editions in the United States and other places…). I started writing this book over a year ago, when I made a mid-winter visit to the Blue Mountains for research and planning. Most of the book was then written at the lovely place in this photograph, a beautiful nineteenth century guesthouse at Wentworth Falls, over the summer of 2013/2014. Every day, I would get up and go for a run, then come back for breakfast, then write all day, then spend the afternoon hiking around the Falls, trying to nut out plot problems in my head.

Every book has its journey, too, with publication as its final destination. So when the whole world says hello to Evergreen Falls, I say goodbye to it. With that goodbye, I often feel quite nostalgic for the months when I was researching and writing it. Today, with the change of the season up here in Brisbane, I’ve found myself longing to be back in the cool of the Blue Mountains, visiting again with my imaginary friends Flora and Sam and Violet and Lauren.

There’s a little video about the book here:

28 thoughts on “On writing Evergreen Falls

  1. Ohhhh, do I have to wait for, “a Evergreen Falls,” to come out in the US, again? How so I get it now? I love Kimberly Freeman’s books! Please tell me how to get it now.

    1. A wonderful new Kimberley Freeman novel. Happy to read it as quick as I could, now sad that it’s over!
      Please hurry and write another, Kimberley. Is there some truth to this story?
      Thank you, thank you, thank you! You make reading a terrific treat. Mary Ann Mahoney

  2. Hi! Kimberly loved your video of ‘Evergreen Falls!” When can we expect in our USA I can hardly wait. Read all your two other books and loved them too!! I hope you can get back to me with a update of when your newest book will be in our book stores! A devoted fan Gloria

  3. Just reading Evergreen Falls now, my husband bought it for me as a birthday gift. What an amazing coincidence too, my maiden name was Honeychurch and I had a Great Uncle Sam!!

  4. I’m just reading Evergreen Falls now. My husband gave it to me for my birthday. What an amazing coincidence as my maiden name was Honeychurch, and I had a Great Uncle Sam Honeychurch!

  5. I am nearly at the end of Evergreen Falls, and absolutely love it. The way you weave the story is wonderful, and I feel like I am there hovering over everyone. From the first page, you had me hooked, and I knew it was going to be a great read. I will finish it tonight. I have already requested your other books from the Library.

  6. I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Evergreen Falls and Ember Island. I felt like I was right there with the characters and both books have stayed with me. Cant stop thinking about them! I’ve just ordered ALL your other books. Please keep writing!!! I love books with ‘then’ and ‘now’ plots that end up being connected. I’m off to start Lighthouse Bay tonight – can’t wait 🙂

  7. A friend recommended Wildflower Hill to me about a year ago. It was easily one of the best books I have ever read. You are a truly gifted author! I am starting Evergreen Falls tonight and cannot wait.

  8. Dear Kimberly , what a wonderful book you did ” Evegreen falls”. I loved it so much .
    Maybe it is sound strange , but would be great if you can write the continuance of Evegreen Falls ( about Floras and Violets life).
    Thanks you
    Anna

    Russia

  9. ALEX FROM ATHENS GREECE
    IN THE GREEK TRANSLATION THE TITLE IS FALLS OF ROSES .THANK YOU FOR THE NICE BOOK I ALSO SAW YOUR GRAND MOTHER IN THE VIDEO SHE WAS VERY PREATY.
    MY BEST REGARDS FROM THE ISLAND KEA TWO HOURS FROM ATHENS 11/3/2015

  10. Currently reading your book and I’m so excited to see it was written just down the road from us! We hope you’ll be back to our beautiful part of the world again some time!

  11. I came across this book in the library and I decided to take it home. Fortunately I did so. I can`t stop reading it ! Thank you for being such a talented writer.

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