Kim Louise Clarke - Canadian Christian Author Author's Bio
Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Ian. They have two adult children. Kim also has three step-sons and with their families, four grandchildren. The French Collection is Kim's first published book, which was short-listed for the 2015 Women's Journey of Faith Publishing Contest in partnership with Word Alive Press. She also has had several short articles published which include essays in the Globe and Mail, and articles in FellowScript Magazine. As a member of InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship, Kim has contact with an invaluable group of wonderful writers. She is also grateful for other friends in the writing community she has met as a member of Calgary Crime Writers.
Her work experience has always been about assisting. She has been an accountant assistant in the oil and gas industry, a stay-at-home mom assisting her children, a church administrative assistant, and an assistant manager at a senior's housing apartment. Four years at Prairie College (Prairie Bible Institute) gave Kim a Bachelor of Religious Education degree. Her minor was in missions and she spent two months in Thailand on a short-term mission trip. Her studies and her many years of involvement in Christian education-related ministries in her home church, have influenced her writing to highlight the importance of the Scriptures. Also influencing Kim's writing are her travels: family road trips covering thousands of miles in Canada and the U.S.; four adventures exploring parts of Europe; and travels to Hawaii, Costa Rica and Thailand, leaving a thousand places yet to see! Kim hopes that the stories she writes will give readers stories filled with culture, history, inspiration and humour.
InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship - since 2011
- The Word Guild
- Calgary Crime Writers - since 2010
- Christian Authors.ca - since 2016
Crescent Heights Baptist Church, Calgary - since 1980
Bible Verses: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no on can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
"Write the best story you can and write it as straight as you can." Ernest Hemingway from A Moveable Feast
"I don't suppose you do know precisely what you are after. I don't think in the creative process anyone quite knows. They have a vague idea - a beckoning, an inkling of some truth - it is only in the process that it comes to any clarity." Lawren Harris in a letter to Emily Carr
View from my front door - sometimes you don't have to travel far to want to take a picture
Frost on the window of my writing room - beautiful distraction