ABOUT KIM CHILDRESS

  • Mission: Seek out and share the best in children’s literature
    Product Developer
    Children’s Publishing
    Author, Editor, Reviewer, Consultant, Speaker


    Author of Find Your Future in Art, Kim Childress began her thirty-year career in children’s publishing as a bookseller at Kids’ Ink Children’s Bookstore and book reviewer for Girls’ Life magazine. Later she became an award-winning, middle-grade editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan), and has written and edited hundreds of books, stories, and articles for children and the adults in their lives—all while raising a personal focus group of four children. A self-proclaimed naturalist married to a veterinarian, Kim’s life revolves around books and caring for critters, which have included a crested gecko, albino rat, two bearded dragons, African cichlids, 11 chickens, and many dogs and cats. Not to mention the children. Founder of Childress Ink, share the adventures at www.childressink.com.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Which Artist Statement I’m wondering… Opinions perhaps? I have a few…
    Advice to All: 
    1. Persevere! Write your story! Not to any market, but the story in your heart! 
    2. Remember, those in children’s publishing share a higher purpose–we are molding the minds of young ones. 
    3. Find a support system or critique groups of peers, because all artists need encouragement at different times, in a field of constant rejections…


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