Kim has made her living as a writer all her life, working as an Emmy-winning journalist in network news for nearly twenty years before she began penning fiction. She is a CNN “Original”, hired prior to the network’s launch in 1980, who rose to the position of Editorial Director, a member of the Editorial Board.
She owns a remote cabin and wooded acreage in a national forest in northern Michigan and is frequently visited by black bears, deer, raccoons, wild turkeys and other wildlife. She never imagined herself a novelist; her first book, Hunter’s Pursuit, was written as a way to fight off cabin fever during a long winter and was sent off to a publisher at the encouragement of friends. The positive feedback she received from readers hooked her to continue writing more romantic lesbian adventures.
Travel and photography are major passions and she spends several months a year abroad, usually in northern Greece at the invitation of her close friend and co-author Xenia Alexiou. To see pictures of her northwoods home and travels, follow her on Instagram.
Kim first went to Europe at age fourteen, traveling with her parents on a five week excursion through a dozen countries. Four years later, she returned as part of a singing and dancing troupe called Suitcase Theater, performing in town squares and castles and staying with local families. The decades since have been filled with many more far-flung excursions...riding a camel at the Pyramids of Giza, crossing the U.N. green line at Cyprus, dogsledding above the Arctic Circle in Alaska, watching Paris awaken from atop Notre Dame Cathedral, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, watching shuttles launch from a kayak near Cape Canaveral, skiing Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, climbing Diamondhead in Hawaii, exploring the beaches of Halkidiki, Greece. Her travels and journalism background provide great fodder for her novels, and her younger years in community theater paid off in her endeavors narrating audiobooks. She has recorded audiobooks of her own novel, Breaking the Ice, and the Rose Beecham mystery Grave Silence.
A 2012 Lambda Literary Award winner and 2011 Lambda finalist, Kim is also the recipient of a 2011 Rainbow Award For Excellence, a 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award, five Golden Crown Literary Society Awards, eight Lesbian Fiction Readers' Choice Awards, and an Alice B. Readers Appreciation Award. The Alice B. Medal is given annually to living writers who have careers distinguished by consistently well-written stories about lesbians. The award is given once, only, in appreciation of career achievement. Her books have been translated into Dutch, Russian, and Spanish, and Lethal Affairs won 2nd place among Dutch readers for All-Time Best Lesbian International Book.
Kim is a member of PAN (Published Author’s Network), Romance Writers of America, the Rainbow Romance Writers, Chapter #217 of the RWA, and International Thriller Writers.
She is single, and shares her home with two rescued cats. She also supports a large local population of woodland critters with endless 50 pound bags of corn and sunflower seed.
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