I’m Kim Foster.
I’m a novelist, essayist, cook, wife, mom, foster mom, and lover of pugs.
I have a new middle-grade horror novel coming out, in print and digital, on March 15, 2018, called Haunted Organic. My next novel, “Alter-Edie”, also a middle-grade horror novel, will appear on Wattpad in the Spring of 2018, before going to print later in the year.
Some of you know me from food writing. If you do, you can find my essays in “Best Food Writing 2015” as well as “Best Food Writing 2013”. My writing and cooking regularly pops up on various food media like, Food52 and Bon Appetite. I was one of the co-founders of Charcutepalooza, an online meat-making event that went viral, and landed us on the front page of the Washington Post Food Section. And my long-form piece “The Meth Lunches” appeared in NPR’s Desert Companion Magazine.
I started as a dramaturg on Broadway, working on a dozen or so shows with the likes of the legendary director, Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews. I’ve also written speeches, soap operas, and my ghostwriting has included numerous op-eds, magazine pieces, and books. I also taught writing in the English Department as an Assistant Professor at Pace University in New York City.
I published two non-fiction books, “On Being An Angry Mom” a Kindle Single about motherhood and anger that cracked the top ten on the Amazon Top Free 100 list and stayed in the top 500 on Amazon for two weeks, and “Sharp Knives Boiling Oil: My Year of Dangerous Cooking with Four Year Olds” a full-length memoir with recipes about cooking with my kid and her pre-k class in an East Harlem public school, that two people read, but I loved writing it anyway.
After 20+ years in New York City, we moved to Las Vegas last year. We have fallen in love with the desert.
My wonderful, twice-Tony-nominated and Grammy-winning husband, David, produces award-winning circus and theatre all over the world, including Absinthe and Opium, here in Vegas. Our two daughters, Lucy, 13 and Edie, 11 are into their friends, making art and YouTube videos. Lucy plays guitar and ukele, and studies voice. She also studies theatre in the ensemble at the prestigous Rainbow Company. Edie studies comedy, and does contortion four days a week with Cirque contortionist, Zula Ulambayar. Last year, Edie and Lucy co-wrote a film that premiered at the “Las Vegas Film Festival”, called Fraternal Bonds, and performed an original performance piece at the Small Space Festival here in Vegas.
Our foster son is six and digs riding his bike. He tears it up on the pump track at BMX every week. He also loves art and drawing, and building very fancy things with his Legos. His two-year-old sister enjoys Peppa Pig, saying new words to demand things from us, swimming in pools, freaking out the neighbors with her near-constant nudity, and laying on the floor tantrumming.
We have two indifferent cats, Nemo & Juju, who would prefer to stay out of the limelight, a fish, named Pedro Kickypants, who is lucky to be alive and not at the carnival where we found him, a hedgehog named Marmalade who loves salad but escaped her cage and is living like a secret agent somewhere in our backyard, and three wonderfully-naughty pugs, Smudge, Roxie and Gus, who I wanted to name Bob, Petunia and Eugene, but the kids wouldn’t let me.
Thank you for reading.
You can reach me lots of places on the internet:
Email: Kim (at) FosterEntertainment (dot) net
Watty Award page: www.wattys.wattpad.com
** Photo by my amazing and talented friend, Emily Wilson at Emily Wilson Photography