Kim Williams-Justesen


 I am a Salt Lake City native who was one of those kids whose mom had to come in and take the flashlight away so I would stop reading and go to sleep.  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Communication from Westminster College, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. After spending 12 years in the advertising and public relations field, writing everything from safety brochures and earthquake preparedness video scripts, to press releases for injection molded plastics companies and bank employee benefits information, I decided to try it on my own. My first book, an adult nonfiction self-help book, was coauthored in 1998 and is still available online. I have had fiction and nonfiction, children’s and adult books and short stories published ranging from humor, to paranormal, to horror in genre.

I’ve taught English, Writing, and Humanities classes at various local colleges for the past 15 years.  I served as the Utah/So. Idaho chapter Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for five years, and I have been actively involved in a number or writing organizations including the League of Utah Writers, SCBWI, Horror Writers Association, and the Author’s Guild.