Kimberly Black grew up on 80s hair metal, movies, and as many sci-fi and fantasy books as she could devour, leading to writing her first book in the sixth grade that will never see the light of day. Although her reading has broadened to all genres, sci-fi and fantasy still hold her writing heart.
A mechanical engineer, Black has worked in many flavors of engineering all over the country and pulls from them to create rich, diverse worlds. Her love of loud and fast music persists but has been joined by interests in science, space, history, and nature.
RIPPLE, her breakout novel, combines her interests into an adult space opera with a strong female lead plagued by her desire to keep her crew safe at the expense of the armistice of the solar system. Black’s experiences with her chronic illnesses adds depth to the novel with the inclusion of it at any point the main character draws upon the power of her bonded constellation, Orion.
Black currently lives in Arizona.
Find her on twitter @KimberlyBlack