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. Sometimes she contributes to the live story telling series, Listen to This: Stories in Performance at the 35 Below theatre in downtown Asheville. Kim is also a proud member of The Flatiron Writers.
Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in; The American Literary Review, Sou’wester, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Nervous Breakdown, The Citron Review, and others.
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 Creative Arts.
Kim has an undergraduate degree in theatre from Syracuse University and attended 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 as well as with acting coach Bob Krakower. Along with theatre, she also has some film and tv credits.
Kim has completed a thematically linked short story collection about characters on the edge of economic stability and the mirage of the American dream. She’s also working on a novel about a musician who gives up her artistic dreams for a corporate life and what happens to her along the journey.