ABOUT KIM TOMSIC

  • Kim Tomsic’s father
    was a career military man, so she was “made” in France, born in Italy, and has
    lived from one end of the United States to the other. She’s been the new-girl at
    probably eight different schools where she earned a variety of conflicting labels:
    the dork, the cool kid; the pretty girl, the ugly girl; the smart girl, the normal
    kid; the worst at sports, the best decent at sports; the shy girl, the
    talker. She kept one label: the talker.

    Kim is an avowed
    extrovert and enjoys helping members of her community connect. Kim Tomsic is
    the Co-RA for the RMC 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.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>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 and two children; all three keep her
    laughing.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>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 students,
    served on charity guilds, volunteered at her children’s schools 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.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>Upcoming books
    include:

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>(not announced yet, darn it!) winter, 2018

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>THE ELEPHANTS CAME
    Chronicle Books, 2018

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#222222″>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

    (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)


    Bulletin