Kim holds two Masters degrees—one in Literature and one in Teaching Writing— from Humboldt State University. She has taught at the university and community college level as well as teaching workshops for teachers and writers across the country. She has served as writer-in-residence for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Her publishing career spans twenty years of management-level editorial experience in children’s and educational publishing, including senior positions at The Education Center, Inc. (where she edited Bookbag magazine and developed supplementary literacy books for K-6 grade teachers), Highlights for Children, Boyds Mills Press, and Portable Press in Ashland, Oregon. Kim has published hundreds of short stories and articles. Her educational books include Carnivorous Plants, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Worker’s Rights: The 1913 Ludlow Coal Miner’s Strike, and Nonfiction Reading (Grade 3). Her picture books include Rufus Goes to School and Rufus Goes to Sea (both Oregon Book Awards finalists). A third Rufus book—Rufus Blasts Off!—is due out in Fall 2017. Find out more about Kim at www.kimgriswell.com.


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