Kim Vernon has been writing for as long as she can remember. After being recognized for her writing during school and college, she spent several years working in bookkeeping and raising a family, which left little time for reading and writing.
Now that life has settled down slightly, she makes time to pursue her passion for words. She writes poetry, short stories, and essays, usually with one or more rescued animals offering their assistance. She is also working on, or at least threatening to work on, two novels. She enjoys entering writing contests as a way to stretch her creative muscles.
Kim’s poetry and short stories have won several local, state and regional contests, most notably the 2015 Lucidity Ozark Poetry Retreat Grand Prize. Her poetry and short stories have been published in anthologies, and her blog posts about writing can be found on this website.