I’m Kim, the author here at KC Beth Books.

I’m glad you’ve found me because exciting things are just ahead…

This summer I’m publishing an exciting historical fiction series!

Days of Fire and Gold 

takes place during the adventurous, often dangerous times of the California Gold Rush. Most of the action happens in a small mining town nestled among the Sierra Nevada foothills in the mid-1850s, but the story begins in San Francisco and returns there at different points in future books.

 Coming This Month!


A Promise of Freedom book cover

The beautiful cover of my upcoming prequel!


Finola O’Brien has worked as a nurse-midwife in the city by the bay for over four years, and she’s familiar with poverty and injustice. Though she’s seen a few lucky men discover incredible riches in their desperate search for gold, she’s watched countless others fail. For some, greed and ambition have turned to anger and hate. When a shocking murder comes to light and her friend’s life is at risk, Finola has only one choice.

No matter the cost,

she must keep her promise.   


A PROMISE of FREEDOM is a 13k prequel story that leads directly into

Book #1 of the DAYS of FIRE and GOLD series,

so you don’t want to miss it….

And I’m giving it away FREE to everyone who signs up for my monthly newsletter!


And Coming This Summer….



of an


Book #1 in the

DAYS of FIRE and GOLD series!




Working as a nurse in 1850s San Francisco, Finola is familiar with poverty, injustice, and danger. But when violence leads to murder, she must flee the city for the gold-mining towns of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Taking on a different identity, shouldering new responsibilities, and questioning her choices, Finola carves out a new life…

and hopes the past never catches up with her.     



will be out in June 2018!


Subscribers to my newsletter will be offered several “perks”

so make sure to sign up SOON!


Free Content on KC Beth Books…

In addition to offering you the prequel to the Days of FIRE and GOLD series, every month I will offer more exclusive content to my newsletter subscribers.

Check out the free content page to read about more details!


And MORE Exciting News!

I’ll be running a fun contest prior to each of my book releases. Winners will receive free copies of wonderful historical fiction books!


Be One of My First Important Readers

If my writing resonates with you, if you’d like to hear stories about strong women in history who were faced with hard choices, just as we are today, I hope you’ll become a regular reader and friend. The past year I’ve spent writing the Days of Fire and Gold books, I’ve visited San Francisco and the small mining towns of northern California many times, and I’ve been fascinated and inspired as I’ve researched the real people who lived in these places during those turbulent times.

2017 was the first of many happy years for me as I immersed myself in the fun of writing fiction. *** 2018 is going to be even better! ***

Sign up for my newsletter! You’ll be the first to hear when a new book is being released, when a contest is starting, and when there is a new free short story ready for you to read!

Thank you so much for your interest!


Share your thoughts with me…

Really! I want to know what you think. Sure, about my upcoming books, but also… What periods of history intrigue you? Which real-life historical figures and events make you wish you were there?

What are some of your favorite historical fiction books?

Do you like other genres as well as historical fiction? (I do, though it’s definitely my favorite!) Who are the authors you really enjoy? (Check out the “About” page to see a list of some of my favorite authors.)

Drop me a few lines – I’d love to hear from you!

Best wishes,  Kim