Kim DeRose

Kim writes dark, magical stories about strong, magical girls.


She grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where she spent childhood summers reading books and writing stories (which she was convinced her local bookstore would publish). She now lives in New York City, where she spends all seasons reading books and writing stories.


Kim earned her MFA in film directing from UCLA, and currently works in digital media.


When she’s not reading or writing she can be found listening to podcasts on long walks, drinking endless cups of coffee, and spending time with her family. For Girls Who Walk Through Fire is her debut YA novel.