Baltimore-born, Maryland-bred writer Kimberly Shorter has been putting pencil and pen to paper since she was a little girl. Her body of literary work ranges from whimsical short stories, humorous and insightful essays to thought-provoking poetry. Two of Kimberly’s blogs, The Cicada Files and The Carb Lover’s Notebook, have been featured on AOL.
Kimberly is passionate about literacy and writing. She was featured in Baltimore Afro Newspaper’s Character Education Campaign in 2005. She won a Verizon Excellence Award for her work with a high school mentoring program in Baltimore. Since 2007, Kimberly has been a volunteer instructor with the Writing Outside the Fence community workshops, a program geared toward helping Baltimore’s ex-offender population.
Prior to her involvement with the writing workshops, Kimberly taught at the Baltimore City Community College and facilitated writing workshops for several area organizations.
Her writing credits include MadameNoire.com, The Urbanite, IndustryGrind.com, Metro Tribune, among other entertainment publications. She has interviewed and contributed to articles on notable entertainment figures such as Tony Award-winning actor/producer/playwright Ruben Santiago Hudson, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Makeba Riddick, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Carolyn Malachi, American Idol Season 4 Finalist Nadia Turner, R&B singer/songwriter Avant, Donell Jones, Lyfe Jennings and Vivian Green.
Kimberly graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Radio-Television-Film, and earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
Her debut novel, Finding Sanctuary, will be released by Field Order Press in the fall of 2017.
Kimberly lives with her husband in Maryland.