Author Empowers Those Crippled By Adversity Sharing Her Story & Message of Hope

Kimberly James chronicles her life and the intimate details of how her “mess” collided with the love of God to catapult her into her purpose in “Running on G: What’s Filling Your Tank?”
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Nov. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- ANNANDALE, VA – In her book "Running on G: What’s Filling Your Tank?" (ISBN 978-0-9835781-2-3), Kimberly James tells her story of dealing with childhood trauma and difficulties throughout her adult life while delivering the message that no matter what life brings, we are the sole masters of our destiny and that even your pain has a purpose.

"Running on G" puts readers into James’ shoes and thought-process as she evolves through many debilitating life experiences. Her message to her readers is that nothing is pre-determined. Through sharing her story, she proves to be a perfect example of how people can overcome any level of adversity and redirect the course of his/her life as long as they are able and willing to grow through the limitations of their ego.

The first chapter begins at the end of the book with an identity beautifully and authentically redefined through the evolution of a human soul. What is great is that the reader gets to be a part of that evolution and they too walk away feeling like anything is possible.

While "Running on G" is an autobiography, the book is written in a style that allows readers to feel as if they are reading a diary or a novel with no shortage of drama. James believes this aspect makes her book more appealing to a wider audience.
James hopes that her life experiences will give hope to others who face their own series of challenges and disappointments. Her goal was to give something back that will leave a legacy of hope and triumph, and hopefully improve the lives of others.
"My book is an epitaph of sorts, cast back over my shoulder to those coming after me or are still entangled in the complicated web of their past. Like me, so many are perplexed by their suffering and uncertain how to navigate through the fog" James says. "This work is much bigger than me. I wrote it purely out of obedience. It is the most painful yet rewarding thing I have ever accomplished."

What people are saying about "Running on G"...

I am a Caucasian who has lived a very different life than Kimberly, and yet I still felt connected to her life and to her story. This book allowed me to understand what it means to be an African-American who grew up in a wonderful family, but one that has been plagued with abuse that can be tracked back to her ancestors who were slaves on plantations. - Danica Page, Reviewer/Blogger (Taking it One Page at a Time)

I was not prepared for the level of raw truth. If I didn’t believe already, I would have opened my heart to let God heal my wounds and guide my life after reading this book. - J.D. Brown

Your story has touched me in ways that I cannot even explain to myself right now. - T. Namikos

This book has given us something… something to laugh about, cry about, get mad about and definitely something to talk about. - K. Douglas

When I got to page 240, I found myself fighting back tears over Kimberly’s ability to extend forgiveness in ways that most would say is unforgivable, and I am not a man known to cry! - F. Chiles, Author “As BIG As It Gets

"Running on G: What’s Filling Your Tank?" is available for sale in both eBook and paperback online at, and COMING SOON at and in a Barnes & Noble store near you. A book launch on is scheduled for November 22, 2011 so please contact Kimberly at the information listed below to schedule interviews/events to correspond with that launch date. To date, James will be highlighted as one of Harris’ Heroes (ABC 7 – WJLA) and appear on Fox Morning News the week of November 14th, 2011.               

About the Author:   Kimberly J. James is the Founder, President and Program Director of the Dream in Color Foundation in Annandale, Virginia. She is a life coach, a motivational speaker and a devoted wife and mother, who has courageously stepped up to break the silence to share her story of triumph and restoration from a generational curse traced all the way back to slavery. Kim is a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Theatre Arts. Prior to starting the Dream in Color Foundation, she taught and directed various educational and dance programs in both the public and private school systems and is dedicated to empowering young people to dream big, pursue it relentlessly and live their lives helping others. What is next? After completing this assignment, Kim has decided to open a group home for troubled teens, fusing the arts into their therapeutic process and offering creative expression as an alternative to their self destructive behavior and a long term solution to a happy and healthy future.

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