ABOUT KIM TOMSIC

  • Kim Tomsic was “made” in France, born in Italy, and has lived
    in various parts of the United States. She has been the new-girl at eight different schools which is probably why she
    is an avowed extrovert and enjoys helping members of her
    community connect. Kim is the Co-RA for the Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) of the
    SCBWI and has been volunteering with SCBWI in one capacity or another for six
    years. She is represented by Jen 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:

    (not announced yet, darn it!)
    winter, 2018

    THE ELEPHANTS CAME Chronicle Books,
    2018

    GUITAR HERO Chronicle Books, 2019

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I live by the motto “It takes a village to write a great 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

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    First Impressions

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    2014

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    Experts Weigh in at 140 or Less

    (Article)


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    2013

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    Writers Beware

    (Article)


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    2011

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    Making Verbs Your Work Horse

    (Article)


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