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Kim Batchelor

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I have been writing since elementary school. My 5th grade book report on Skip: A Dog (perhaps you've heard of it), received an A plus and the biggest compliment of all a student can receive from a teacher: "Are you sure you wrote this?" Yes, Ms. Fleming, I did.

My biggest accomplishments: Writing The Island of Lost Children and The Mists of Na Crainn (coming soon). I've written several novels for adults, as well--one mystery, one "magical realism" oriented, and one realistic dystopian. Also, Eddie Vedder once handed me a busted tambourine, which almost lured me out of writing and into a musical career.

Although not an early over-achiever, I have been reading since first grade. I always have a couple of books going. My favorite writers are D
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Not long ago, Cody asked my name.

“Kim,” I told him as he looked directly at me, his face beaming.

With his sky-blue eyes clearly fixed on me, he asked me again. “What’s your name?” I happily repeated my response. He seemed happy to have received it again.

Cody is on the autism spectrum and his engaging me represented a transformation, a grace-filled connection. A connection to a little boy who no... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 14, 2014 10:45 • 76 views • Tags: autism, peter-pan, wendy-darling
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