Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books. Kim and her incredible husband of 30-plus years live in Colorado, where they play golf together, spend time with their kids and grandbaby, and research all the history around them.

In this interview, Kimberley talks about her latest book, Set in Stone.

FF: Can you please provide a brief summary of your novel, Set in Stone?
When paleontologist Martha Jankowski discovers an intact dinosaur skeleton, she has the opportunity to make a name for herself, but only if she can uncover the full skeleton before another competing dig. As she races against the clock, she meets a man who shares her passion for science and faith—but is he a friend or foe?

FF: What do you hope readers will gain from reading Set in Stone?
A deep, abiding appreciation for the glory of God’s creation and encouragement to persevere in Jesus when life seems to crumble around you.

FF: What sort of research was required for writing Set in Stone?
I traveled all over Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah for this series, studying all the dinosaur quarries I could find (Dinosaur National Monument is so incredible), and I tried to hit every museum around them. Some of the smallest ones had the most amazing information to help. Earl Douglass’s granddaughter also helped me a great deal, and the family has allowed me to use quotes from his journals in the books of this series.

FF: Set in Stone is the second book in the Treasures of the Earth Series. What is the connection between all of the books in this series?
The biggest connection is women in the field of paleontology. It was a tough field for women to find footing in—still is, in some cases—and I wanted to highlight women in paleontology through the exciting years of the Bone Wars. Then of course, there’s dinosaurs.

FF: Will any characters from the first novel of the series, The Secrets Beneath, make an appearance in Set in Stone?
There’s mentions of some familiar names from The Secrets Beneath, but other than Earl Douglass’s words, there aren’t any appearances of characters from the first book.

FF: What inspired you to incorporate paleontology into a series?
It was actually a question I asked my readers on my author page (on Facebook) that led me to this. One of my readers mentioned the Bone Wars, and so many people have no idea about this fascinating piece of history and science. I really wanted to tackle it—even though it’s a tough one!—and am super excited about this series.

FF: What do readers have to look forward to in the rest of the Treasures of the Earth Series?
Book three will take us to the year Dinosaur National Monument is established as my heroine fights for her place in the field and for her life as her colleagues begin to disappear.

FF: What do you love about writing historical fiction novels?
Oh my goodness, I’m such a history buff. I love the research. I love digging up cool pieces of history and discovering the people who lived it. It’s extra special when I receive a reader letter and they say they’ve been up all night reading the book and searching online to find more about this or that tidbit or person. I think it’s so important for us to know our history and where we came from.

Set in Stone
Treasures of the Earth Series #2
Kimberley Woodhouse
Bethany House
Genres: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2024

ISBN: 0764241699
ISBN-13: 9780764241697

Book Summary:
A dangerous scheme could bury their long-held dreams forever. . . .

From the time she was little, Martha Jankowski has been digging in the dirt, much to the dismay of her mother. Now she dreams of being a paleontologist and is determined to make her parents proud by uncovering the next big discovery. When Martha finds what she hopes to be a fully intact dinosaur skeleton—one that could win her an acclaimed exhibit—she learns another team is competing against her and could steal her chance at being recognized for this momentous discovery.

Paleontology student Jacob Duncan has fulfilled his dream of digging for dinosaur bones at last. In a race against time, he and his team are bent on unearthing a complete skeleton to claim a museum exhibit with their names on it. But when Jacob meets their charming competitor Martha and uncovers foul play within his team, love and danger grow hand in hand until a menacing ruse threatens to destroy it all.


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About The Author

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than thirty books. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate and the promise of eighteen holes on the golf course. She loves music, kayaking, and her family. Married to the love of her life for three decades, she lives and writes in the Poconos where she's traded in her hat of "Craziest Mom" for "Coolest Nana."