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"Loved" is the story of a girl, but not just one girl, every girl - what we struggle with, what we celebrate, and how we love.
"Loved" is the story of a girl, but not just one girl, every girl - what we struggle with, what we celebrate, and how we love.
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Hi, I’m Kimberly Novosel and I’m about to publish my first novel, Loved.

But I really need your help to do it. I’m asking fans of my writing, and fans of reading in general, to pledge your support to help me raise the money to fund this project.

Who am I? I’m a small town girl who left for the big city at seventeen, who went on a journey to find love and adventure and identity but found heartache and tragedy and confusion on the way.  Who, now twenty-nine, has realized I have a story to tell that could help young women see that they aren’t alone in the struggles they face and encourage them to know, earlier than I did, how to love themselves and look further into their future.  We are already becoming who we’re going to be.

What’s the book about? In Loved, the story follows a girl as she struggles to make her dreams of a career in the music world a reality, to find a deep and lasting romance, to identify herself and stand confidently in her skin. This is the story of a girl, but not just one girl. Every girl. Each one of us, in our late teens and early twenties, faces struggles in dating, with our diet and weight, with drinking or caring for ourselves properly, in our faith, with self-confidence.  Loved will serve not only as a story I hope many people enjoy reading, but as a tool for me to speak into the lives of young women.

Publishing Budget

Your pledges will be used to pay for:
Final professional editing of the manuscript, cover art by H Maher Designs and the first run of hardcover copies from printing company Lulu.com

This budget covers getting the book print-ready and printing only. Every dollar we raise over $4,200 will be used for such things as paying for promoting the book once it's released and traveling to speak to young women about the book’s message.

Please Note: INTERNATIONAL BACKERS must add an additional $15 to each pledge of $50 or more for overseas shipping and handling.

Much love,
Kimberly Novosel

Reader Quotes


“Loved creates an admirable balance for a story: emotional but not self-involved, funny but not intentionally comic, complicated but not self-deprecating. Novosel has seen the many shapes and sizes of that all encompassing quest for love...and as she says, ‘lived to tell about it.’”
Heather Anderson, New York

Loved is an honest and revealing look into the life and loves of a small town girl who never stops following her heart, no matter where it takes her.  I couldn’t put it down.”
Krista Ferguson, Pittsburgh

Novosel’s Loved was captivating.  The colorful illustration and detail of every character made them come alive.  I found myself identifying with the main character and rooting for her success.”
Libby Bruno, Nashville

“Kimberly Novosel knows a lot about love.  Actually, she knows a lot about love’s impostors...It’s like she read my diary.  Loved is honest, funny, and a true reflection of the modern single woman.  It feels good to know I’m not alone.”
Lindsey Pryor, Kansas City

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