January 27

Kimberly Stuart, Bestselling Author and Public Speaker


Kimberly Stuart grew up in Iowa, where she learned to be snobbish about corn on the cob and good storytelling. She earned degrees at St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa, both fine institutions that did very little to prepare her for the lethal cocktail of parenting and writing.

Stuart is the author of eight novels, including the Heidi Elliott series, Act Two, Sugar, and her most recent book, Heart Land (Howard/Simon & Schuster, 2018). Her books have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Huff Post, and Chicago Sun-Times and carried by booksellers nationwide. She is also a dynamic public speaker and has traveled the globe speaking, looking always to encourage folks to write and live great stories. Kim makes her home in Des Moines with one phenomenal husband and three wily children.

Episode Summary: An entertaining and laughter inducing episode where Kimberly shares how we can all share our stories authentically and live life to the fullest.