Kim Louise wrote her first work of fiction at 7-years-old and has not looked back. Since then she’s written 100s of poems, several short stories, a smattering of essays and 15 novels. Kim credits Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, and Stephen King among her literary influences. She is the former director of the New African Writer’s Workshop and has worked with The Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Arts Council on creative writing projects in the Omaha area. Kim is big fan of listening to, writing, and performing spoken word poetry. She has been a writing instructor for the North Omaha Summer Arts program for the past 5 years. In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with family & friends, studying linguistics, playing Words With Friends, and watching The Walking Dead.