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Welcome to the Official Site of Author Kim Patton

I am a creative writer who loves capturing stories from this wild, beautiful life. Journaling and writing poems as a teenager quickly turned into writing blog posts as an adult, and now book manuscripts.

Of course, I am always searching for ways to improve as a writer. I enjoy interacting with several writing communities online and locally, as well as listening to podcasts and webinars. I’d love to hear your top book picks and recommendations, so don’t be shy!

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Here's my story ...

I live with my husband Kevin surrounded by sunshine in Central Florida. We have weird pets; two bunnies and a turtle and have housed up to 10 animals at one time (mostly fish, baby bunnies and baby turtles). The human children have yet to arrive but we have a guest room in our house and are praying for God to fill it however He sees fit.

Growing up with six brothers has given me an insatiable love for sports, athletics and the outdoors. I dream about scoring touchdowns and wish I could run a marathon someday. But in reality, I just do a lot of running on the trail, biking on my red skinny-wheeled road bike and playing ultimate frisbee or tennis with friends.

Kevin and Kim PattonKevin is my best friend and we have been married since 2010. Our favorite thing to do together is serve at our church. He is the youth pastor and together we run the games, plan events, and go on trips. He’s my favorite teacher of the Bible and of life, and I do well to learn patience and kindness from him. We also have a long list of TV and movie favorites over the years that we aren’t ashamed to re-watch often.

My day job is teaching Spanish and tutoring English as a second language. Don’t try to pry me away from my language students, because I won’t budge. It’s a privilege to watch young kids, middle-aged students and retirees fall in the love with the magic of a second language. Si quieres practicar español conmigo, dime!

The last few years have been eye-opening as a reader to me. My goal is to read 100 books each year and 2018 was successful in that regard. I have come to love most any memoirs, adventure non-fiction, and books by strong Christian female voices. My all-time favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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Creative
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free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere.
relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of artistic work.
examine one's own thoughts or feelings.
feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

Blog Posts and Articles

I started blogging in 2015 with several memoir pieces, but occasionally I dabble with historical fiction and short stories.

My greatest hope is that each piece invites readers to learn something about themselves and the way they view the world.

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Upcoming Events for Author Kim Patton

Barnes and Noble Meet the Author events

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mom Knows Best: 101 Stories of Love, Gratitude & Wisdom

Saturday, May 11th at 11:30 am
Location: Florida Mall – 8358 S Orange Blossom Trail  Orlando, FL 32809

Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm
Location: Plaza Venezia 7900 W. Sand Lake Road  Orlando, FL 32819

Coming Soon: Literary Society, Podcast Airing, and Clermont Car Show!