Published author, freelance writer & inspirational speaker.


I write about life. My life. The best of times. The worst of times.

My childhood adventures in the small village of Ames, New York speak to a time when Popsicles were double-sized ice treats for a nickel and a split rail fence turned into a wild stallion lassoed with a jump rope on a summer afternoon.

Missteps and mistakes fortified my tiny voice as I explored my backyard world.

I left home after high school. I pet kangaroos in Australia. I rode a camel in Morocco. I lived in Spain and drank wine before noon.

Through my childhood stories, I can be a kid again. Maybe you would like to join me in this innocent state. Step into my world and sit a spell.

My first book, Listen for the Whispers: Coping with Grief & Learning to Live Again (2010), was borne out of tragedy. In 1993, my uninvited status of widowhood threw me on grief’s dark pathway. My whispers guided me back into the light. Through this true story, I hope to spread a feeling of renewed hope and optimism.

My whispers followed me to the coastal town of Ocean City, New Jersey. In the summer of 2017, while on my morning beach walks, I picked up a single seashell. Each shell whispered to me in a special way. This beautiful gift book provides an opportunity to enjoy my 42 seashell pictures as you read the corresponding inspirational messages at your leisure. Ocean Whispers (2018) takes you along with me on my beach walks and invites you to feel the inspirational messages. As you wander through this beautiful gift book, you are encouraged to lean into an authentic life filled with gratitude.

Reading bedtime stories with my son and daughter and later on with my grandchildren has always been a special time for me. So, I decided to write my own children’s story. Henri’s Home (2020) is a beautifully illustrated picture book that tells the heartwarming saga of a young hermit crab named Henri and his unexpected seaside adventure. Along the way, Henri discovers the real meaning of home. This children’s book is sure to be a favorite with your family. In addition, there is an accompanying coloring book, Henri’s Home The Coloring Book (2021), which provides an opportunity to color in 15 of your own matching Henri’s Home illustrations.

Henri to the Rescue ( 2021) is my second children’s picture book. This time Henri finds himself in a dangerous situation with Simon the Green Sea Turtle. Find out how Henri and Simon figure out a safe solution and become new friends from different backgrounds.

I invite you to continue exploring my website as you listen for your own whispers.

Thanks for your visit!

— Kim

Whispers from Kim

Kim’s blog is a collection of original, uplifting stories about her life. Kim’s blog is divided into the following categories:

  • Book & Story News
  • Grief
  • Inspirational
  • Lesson from a Small Town
  • Travels with Kim

Books, Stories, Articles, & More

Kim has written multiple creative nonfiction books, stories, and articles. Henri’s Home, is her first children’s picture book.

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