• About Kim Childress: Author ~ Award-Winning Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Consultant ~ Speaker


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    After nearly thirty years in different areas of publishing, I have found those working in children’s publishing share a camaraderie. We understand that writing, editing, and reviewing books for children comes with added responsibility. Our words affect the lives of young readers. 

    I am a lover of books, especially children’s books. ChildressInk.com began as an author page and book review site, where I could share great books I couldn’t fit in my Girls’ Life column. 

    Childress Ink LLC has evolved along with my writing, editing, and work in publishing. I have been humbled and blessed to have worked on books that have powerfully impacted young readers and the adults in their lives.  

    Childress Ink consists of a team of authors, editors, and other publishing professionals I have worked with over the years who are excellent at what they do. Childress Ink has become a resource for writers, educators, librarians, and students, with opportunities for young authors, including internships. 

    As writers, we’re all a team. I passionately feel writers must help one another. I love sharing books and info on the publishing industry with the world. I speak at schools and libraries on a variety of publishing-related topics, and I love talking books! If you have a project you would like to discuss, or more information on speaking events, please contact me, and thanks for visiting! Keep reading! #AmReading 



    At a recent SCBWI-IN conference I heard award-winning author Linda Sue Park say, “If I told you the book you are currently writing may not be published for ten years, would you still do it?” 

    Those in children’s publishing understand we write for kids. We must write stories from the heart, not to any market or trend, we must persevere, and we need to support each other, because all artists need encouragement at different times, in a field of constant rejections..

    Remember, writing is a craft, one that is learned through work and time. Find a support system or critique groups of peers, and always remember, those in children’s publishing share a higher purpose–we are molding the minds of young ones. 

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