About Kim

bookworm
95%
sarcastic smart ass
75%
WoW gamer girl
50%
beach bum
85%

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My name is Kim and my last name, Deister, is pronounced “Die-ster.”  I always tell my husband I should have kept my married name, Ingram.  So much easier to to pronounce!

I am a writer thoroughly in love with words.  Reading them, writing them… I love that words can take you outside of your world and let the unimaginable become imaginable.  I love them so much that I decided I needed to create some worlds and stories of my own!

Besides being a writer, I am an Army veteran (and Army wife) and a mom to four sons.  I grew up in northern New York in a tiny college town called Potsdam.  Over the years, our Army life has taken us all over the place and I have been lucky enough to work and live in some pretty amazing places. Right now we live in Hawaii on the island of O’ahu, minutes from the North Shore.

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Ten Things to Know About Me

1.  I have been writing off and on for most of my life.  I wrote my first story at age 6.  It was about my neighbor’s fuzzy white dog, an undercover reindeer for Santa.

2.  I have had three different jobs in my years of active duty Army.  My favorite job was being a linguist and a Signals Intelligence Analyst in military intelligence… no jokes!

3.  The Army taught me to speak Vietnamese and Polish, along with a smattering of German and French.  Not really marketable skills in the outside world!

4.  I am weirdly addicted to Old Navy flip-flops.  My husband appreciates this shoe obsession because it is better for our bank account.

5.  My creative space is an overly pink room I call the Lady Lair.  It is my protest against living in a house with a husband and four sons!

6.  I briefly worked as a technical writer for Corning Glass Works and I loved it.  I have also done time in fast food and retail, pre-Army years.

7.  I’m in my 40s and I have hot pink hair, tattoos, and piercings.  I am rebelling late in life, having spent most of my formative years wearing camouflage and combat boots.

8.  I am a crafty/DIY chick who is obsessed with watching those videos on YouTube.

9.  There is no excuse for how much incense I own and burn, usually two or three sticks at a time.  I LOVE Nag Champa!

10.  I am obsessed with fractured fairy tales and retellings.  I love how they can be turned on edge and still have threads of the originals running through them.