Southern born, TV raised, Parisian heart, New Orleans soul, literature professor, novelist in progress, stationery addict (hoarder), aspiring minimalist, mom to a smiling, dancing baby boy, Faulkner fanatic, Team Jake (Scandal), Team Bertha (Jane Eyre), law degree and detective badge from Law & Order: SVU (Season 1 through Stabler’s departure), follows Lester "tiny furniture" Freamon's life and career advice from The Wire, believes in ghosts, magic, messages from yellow butterflies, and the holy trinity of Oprah, Beyoncé, and Shonda Rhimes; swoons over macarons, sweet tea, fuschia sunsets, typewriters and fountain pens, the poems of Natasha Trethewey, thunderstorms, and wisteria.

Also, firmly believes there was enough room for Jack Dawson on that door. There, I said it.

Welcome! I'm Kim, and I'm so happy you're here. 

about me

I am an Associate Professor of nineteenth-century British and American literature at Clemson University and a novelist in progress. I currently live in Greenville, SC, but I am always dreaming of Paris.

During several crucial moments in my writing life, Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) writing workshops rescued my writing practice from self-criticism and doubt and reconnected me to the pleasure and power of simply putting my words on the page. As a Certified Leader of the AWA method, my workshops give writers of all levels of education and experience a safe and playful space to transfer from their heads to the page the words and images stirring within them. Wisteria Writing Workshops provide the environment and practices that I most need as a writer. I hope you'll join me.