Kim Strattford, Hopeless Romantic

Last Updated 19 November 2018

Hi and welcome to my page.
I'm a transplanted Seattleite who's lived in Northern Virginia for nearly three decades.
I recently started writing romances professionally, but I've been shipping characters in fanfic since 1999 and writing speculative fiction professionally since 2004.
Kim Strattford is my pen name for Romance. If you are interested in other
types of fic, check out Gerri Leen's website

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Free Web Stories

Not sure if you're going to like my stuff? Try a free story. Website Exclusive -- Read it here. "Right in Front of Me" is a little piece of fluffy flash in time for Thanksgiving It was the inspiration for my longer piece in One Sweet Morning. Those familiar with my fanfic are free to view this as an AU **wink**. SubGenre: Contemporary Heat Level: Sweet. Website Reprint -- Read it here. "The Times In Between" first appeared in the now defunct Romance Magazine (, 2015). SubGenre: Contemporary Heat Level: Sensual. Website Reprint -- Read it here. "When the Sea Swallows the Sun" first appeared in the Summer's Sweet Embrace anthology (Roane Publishing, 2015), which is now out of print. Thought I'd share it with you if you haven't already read it because it's a fav of mine. SubGenre: Contemporary Heat Level: Sweet

Available To Buy

"College Days" is part of the The One Who Got Away anthology (Cleis Press, 2016). Heat level: Erotic

"Flying Fast, Falling Hard" appears in Powerless Against You: A Romantic Superhero Anthology (Good Mourning Publishing, 2014). Heat Level: Sweet

"Keeping It Real" is one of many cool robot stories in Robotica: The Real Relationships of Artificial Life Forms (Pop Seagull Publishing, 2015). Heat Level: Sensual

"Kissing Toads" is one of several fairytale romances in Waiting for a Kiss: A Princess Fairy Tale Anthology (Fantasia Divinity, 2017). Heat Level: Sweet

Out of Print/No Longer Available

"Sparkage" is part of the One Sweet Morning anthology, a collection of spring romances (Roane Publishing, 2018). Heat level: Sweet

"When the Sea Swallows the Sun" opens the Summer's Sweet Embrace anthology (Roane Publishing, 2015). Heat Level: Sweet

Favorite Places

What do you need to know about me other than I write romances? I love animals and I love to shop. Here are a few of my favorite places:

Friends of Homeless Animals One of my favorite rescue orgs, helping place animals in the D.C. metro area, and located in Northern Virginia. One of the few with its own shelter facilities.

What-Cha Tea Hands down the best tea merchant I've tried--and I'm super picky about my tea. He only sells tea--no accessories, no sugars or fancy honey, no mugs, just tea. It's fresh and super high quality and single estate/single harvest unless it's one of his special blends (his English Breakfast blends are out of this world and vary season to season) and buy stuff when you see it, because he runs out of it (once it's gone, you have to wait till the next harvest to try it again--if it's of sufficient quality for him to reorder). Yes, it's in England, but there is free (and fast) shipping to the States for orders over a certain amount. Check it out!

Zappos. First just shoes, then handbags and now a lot of things. I'm a VIP so I get overnight everytime but during the non holiday season, they often bump regular orders to overnight. They have huge selection and one of the best websites as far as actually seeing the product from all views. Love them!

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