Kimberly Wilson is the pun-loving children’s book author of A Penny’s Worth, A Dollar’s Grand Dream, and A Credit Card Takes Charge (Fall 2024), illustrated by the cent-sational Mark Hoffmann and published by Page Street Kids. She enjoys combining humor, heart, educational tidbits, and wordplay into her writing. Kimberly lives in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, and their puppy.
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...
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Photo Credit: Anne Willette
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Art Credit: Mark Hoffmann Design Credit: Julia Tyler