Kim Lumpkin is of the rare species known as a native Floridian, born in 1965. Much of her sensibility was shaped by her upbringing by peace loving, and, yes, substance imbibing hippy parents, whom she still happily lives with.
She loved to write from an early age, taking her first inspiration from music, which she would often make stories around. Her early reading habits leaned towards stories of orphans and other waifs (The Mary Poppins series and Bedknobs and Broomsticks were particular favorites), but she was also quite fond of the classics Charlotte’s Web and A Wrinkle in Time. The simple, direct style, wry humor, and sense of wonder of those books still inform her writing today. Her favorite adult novels are too numerous to mention, but particular favorites include The Great Gatsby and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
Kim’s love of writing led her to becoming an English major in college, but each time she told anyone what she was studying, she was met with the response, “So you’re going to be a teacher.” But even a demanding profession that she loves hasn’t stopped Kim from pursuing her first love of creating stories that she hopes someday to share with the world. She has at least four novels of different genres and in various stages of development, and she is grateful to have become a part of Friday Night Writers, where she has experienced many types of writing and has gotten invaluable feedback for her own.