Kimberly Russell lives in a tiny house in southern lower Michigan with Toby, the Shi Tsu, who allows her to be his roommate.
Retiring in 2017, Kim’s day job was that of civil servant in the Michigan Department of Corrections at the local prison complex. She served as Warden’s Secretary under two female wardens in a three-prison complex of 2500 medium security inmates.
Kim began writing in 2009 after she joined an on-line writing community called FaithWriters and regularly participated in their weekly writing challenge. High-ranking finishes led to publication in two of the FaithWriters anthologies. She’s also been published in various on-line and print mediums and participated in three years of the National Novel Writing Month, completing three full-length manuscripts.
Journey to ChiYah is Kimberly’s first independently published work, releasing July 1, 2021. It is a fantasy/allegory tale reminiscent of Chronicles of Narnia and is available on Amazon for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback.
Photo Finish is Kim’s new release that came out April 19, 2023 and is the first book of the Persistent Hope series. It’s the story of Frankie Taylor who is a man with a plan after life issues take him to such a low point, he can see only one way out. But when God steps in, his scheme unravels through an odd chain of events involving a digital camera.
When not hanging out in her favorite place on earth—the She Shed— and creating literary magic, Kim is a pickleball fiend, playing several times a week. She also loves to read and is a tech geek.