I’m Kim Foster.
I’m a novelist, essayist, cook, wife, mom, foster mom, and lover of pugs.
My new book, “Alter-Edie” a YA horror novel will begin a stint on Wattpad in Fall, 2017. It will be there along side “Haunted Organic,” a YA thriller that has over 200,000 reads and received a coveted Watty Award, chosen from 14,000 entries.
Both of those books will be released in print this winter.
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 I have a new piece in the July Food issue of NPR’s Desert Companion, called “The Meth Lunches”.
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 book 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 memoir about cooking with my kid and her pre-k class in an East Harlem public school.
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 husband, David, produces award-winning circus and theatre all over the world, including Absinthe, here in Vegas. Our two daughters, Lucy, 12 and Edie, 11 are into their friends, making art and YouTube videos, listening obsessively to the Hamilton soundtrack, being upside down, and doing handstands on the couch. Lucy is studying theatre in the ensemble at Rainbow Company, and Edie is a comedian and contortionist. This year they 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 does Kung Fu, where he has learned to eat all kinds of Mongolian sweets. His two-year-old sister enjoys Peppa Pig, Masha and the Bear, saying new words to demand things from us, swimming in pools, 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