• Kim Piddington was an educator of middle grade children for twenty years. She currently serves as the  Regional Advisor for the Missouri Chapter of SCBWI.  In addition, she isa National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and serves on the board for LAD. Her novel Momma Don’t Own a Machine Gun (formerly titled The Summer of 1925) won first place in the Pike’s Peak Writer’s Fiction Contest, Children’s Category. She is a member of ALAN and several local writing groups, The Springfield Writers’ Guild, Ozark Romance Authors, and The Ozark Writers League. She is represented by Lori Kilkelly at Rodeen Literary Management. To learn more about the author, visit her website at www.kimpiddington.com.