Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Kimberley Kleczka

Illustrator, Other, and Writer

Region: Hong Kong
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Having the opportunity to live and grow-up as a third culture child played a huge part in how I see the world today. I was born in the UK and migrated to Africa as a wee dot, which was just the beginning of my journey, after which I ventured on to America, New Zealand and finally back to Europe where I currently reside. This lifestyle gave me the chance to see how amazing and incredible our Planet Earth really is. In my past life I was an anchor and presenter for my own lounge show.  Then I worked on many different projects throughout Europe, Australasia and America. Some of my assignments included Miss Netherlands/Miss Universe, Miss World (Julia Morley), MTV, Eye Works, Smoke Free Fashion Awards, London Academy Of Musical Arts and Co-produced the Handy Hannah pilot. I  specialized in the development of voice-over artists, video training and entertainment productions.
One day I was sitting in France looking at these beautiful French cows and started writing a poem about one of the cute calf's.  Little did I know that this was going to be the start of Koolamundo.