ABOUT KIM TOMSIC

  • Kim Tomsic was “made”
    in France, born on an American military base in Italy, and has lived in various
    parts of the United States. She has been the new-girl at many schools which is
    probably why she grew up to be an avowed extrovert. She enjoys helping others
    connect and serves as Co-RA for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the SCBWI. Kim is
    represented by Jennifer Rofé of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

    Kim is a reader, writer, dreamer, believer, exclamation point
    abuser, lover of peanut M&Ms, devourer of ling-hi-muis, and fan of all
    things children’s literature. She claims two super-powers:  parallel
    parking and fierce loyalty. She has one husband, two children, and two dogs—all
    keep her laughing.

    Although
    Kim admires nice shoes, she’s sadly awkward in heels and can usually be found
    in flip-flops, leading yoga classes and yoga workshops. Kim has mentored middle
    school students, served on charity guilds, volunteered in various capacities,
    and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Haiti, a 501 (c)
    3 charity organized to provide Haitian students the opportunity to go to
    school.

    Upcoming books include:

    The Eleven Eleven Wish Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins Feb. 13, 2018

    Guitar Hero Chronicle Books, 2019

    The Elephants Came Chronicle Books, 2020

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I live by the motto “It takes a village to write a book.” My village is the SCBWI.

    People ask me how to succeed as a kid-lit writer. I say:  Join the SCBWI, participate in writerly Connect events, find a critiquing group, READ–read craft books, plus read kid-lit books every day, and approach your art with a mixture of whimsy, humor, honesty, compassion and flexibility.
    One of my favorite quotes: “And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

    Take the risk of putting in the work. The blossom is worth it!

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Reading for a Rich Conference Experience

    (Article)


    Bulletin

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    First Impressions

    (Article)


    Bulletin

    2014

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    Experts Weigh in at 140 or Less

    (Article)


    Bulletin

    2013

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    Writers Beware

    (Article)


    Bulletin

    2011

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    Making Verbs Your Work Horse

    (Article)


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