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Kimberly Wilson’s writing journey began as a third grader in Upstate New York with a butterfly Trapper Keeper, a pocket thesaurus, and an overflowing bookshelf.

After earning her BA from SUNY Geneseo, where she studied communication and creative writing, an internship brought her to North Carolina. There, she established a career in marketing before diving headfirst into her dream of writing for children.

As a full-time writer, Kimberly is an active member of the SCBWI, 12x12, and several critique groups. She is a pun-lover and enjoys mixing humor, heart, and educational details into her writing. Kimberly is the author of A Penny’s Worth, a finalist for the Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, A Dollar’s Grand Dream, and A Credit Card Takes Charge (Fall 2024), illustrated by Mark Hoffmann, published by Page Street Kids.

When not writing, Kimberly shares her love for books by volunteering with local literacy nonprofits through their Title I outreach programs. She also enjoys yoga, tennis, and family ping pong parties. Kimberly lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and two daughters. 

Even though her Trapper Keeper is long gone, her book collection continues to multiply. As for her thesaurus, well...

Photo Credit: Anne Willette

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More About Kimberly

I grew up with an artist mom, so there was always a daily craft. And what better way to paint than in my favorite Wonder Woman bathing suit!


The infamous
Trapper Keeper!

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Books make the
best gifts! In fact, my parents gave me one for every single holiday.

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