My name is Kim Russell. I live in England in the county of Norfolk. The picture is of me standing by one of the many dragons on display around the beautiful city of Norwich. One year there were brightly decorated elephants, another year gorillas and at the moment we have dragons!
I’m originally from South London but I moved to Cologne in Germany when I was seventeen. I also lived for a few years in Ireland before returning to London for a while. Norfolk has been my home for twenty three years and I can’t think of a better place to live.
Reading and writing have been a huge part of my life since I was very young. I used to write mainly poetry, moved on to short stories, and finished my first novel for children aged 8+ at the beginning of this year: Joe and Nelly, a ghost story set in London in the Second World War. I am currently writing a novel for older children, another ghost story called The Haunted Tide, this time set in North Norfolk.
Our two cats run wild in our overgrown garden that is also occasionally home to deer, hedgehogs, owls and dragonflies, and a huge variety of other birds and wildlife. I can see it all from my desk; it’s peaceful, green and food for the imagination.