Kim is a Jersey-girl turned Appalachian Enthusiast. She lives in Asheville with her husband and his permaculture garden, and a tiny dog named Toby.
Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in; The American Literary Review, Sou’wester, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Nervous Breakdown, The Citron Review, and others. Kim is also a proud member of The Flatiron Writers.
Awards and honors include: The 2017 Ramsey Library Community Author Award at the University of North Carolina Asheville, 1st place Grateful Steps Publishing fiction contest, finalist Spirit of Sandburg Poetry Contest at The Citron Review, and nomination for a Pushcart Prize. Kim is a recipient of a 2018 Regional Artist Project Grant. Fellowships and residencies include The Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Kim studied theatre at Syracuse University and The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. She lived in New York City for many years, where she was a founding member of (now defunct) ATHEATRECO, a non-profit that focused on original plays. She also studied at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for improv as well as with acting coach Bob Krakower.
Her short story collection contains thematically linked stories about people on the edge of economic stability and the mirage of the American dream. Characters in the collection have conversations with mannequins, dream of being famous, steal a pet from a Park Avenue apartment, obsess over Cate Blanchet, send inappropriate postcards to troops in Afghanistan, scare Mystery Shoppers, hold a friend’s head under water, give up artistic dreams for a corporate job, post diary-style Facebook posts while trapped at a retail job during a blizzard, and stalk Ferris Bueller on New York City streets.
Kim is currently at work on a novel.