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​​I love humor! My dad is a natural comedian #MurphysLaw

I love eating clean and green! #healthyliving

Kim Childress

​​​​​Most of all, I love my God & Family! #faithworks

I love libraries! I rode my bike to the library almost every day! #loveyourlibrary

Me as Ms. Frizzle at Kids' Ink Children's Bookstore. Everyone thought this was my real hair! (FYI -- it's a wig!)

ALA 2013 Chicago

What a treat this was! Author Tim Shoemaker signing his new book, Back Before Dark!

Full Circle! Me with Patricia MacLachlan at ALA, 2013. Hearing her speak more than 20 years ago led me to write and edit for children. Milestone moment!

Consider this: 
Children's books have an extended life. You read them as a child, then again as a parent, and again as a grandparent.

I love DIY! #craftygirl #craftymama #handywomanchronicles

I love quotes! Music makes the people come together. -Madonna

I love music! I play piano, guitar, flute, and violin. #karaokeanyone?

I love reading! I was reading at age 3. (I begged my mom to teach me!)

Author ~ Editor ~ Reviewer ~ Consultant ~ Speaker

Childress Ink LLC

Product Development, specializing in children's publishing

  • Reviews, Books of Excellence for Children & Adults in their Lives
  • Editorial Services, From Concept to Shelf
  • Resource for Writers, From an Insider, Tips, Humor, & More

After nearly thirty years in different areas of publishing, I have found those working in children's publishing share a camaraderie. We understand that writing, editing, and reviewing books for children comes with added responsibility. Our words affect the lives of young readers. began as an author page and book review site, where I could share great books that couldn't fit in my Girls' Life column. ChildressInk continues to evolve and has become a resource for writers, educators, librarians, and  opportunities for young authors, including internships

Services: From Concept to Shelf

  • Read Fee, for one hour of reading and overall review
  • All stages of editing
  • Query letters and proposals
  • Marketing ideas for self-promotion 
  • Existing platform analysis
  • Fun and unique personalized presentation ideas
  • Recommendations for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Unique suggestions for selling yourself and your books

I am a lover of books, especially children's books. My writing, editing, and work in publishing have grown and evolved. My writing has always been a ministry for me, but after working as middle-grade acquisitions editor for Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, I have been humbled and blessed to have been a part of books that I know will powerfully impact young readers and the adults in their lives.  

Whether we simply discuss ideas, craft a project together, or build a blog, Childress Ink LLC now consists of a team of editors of excellence, whom I have been blessed to work with over the years. As writers, we're all a team. Writers must help other writers! Now go network and stop playing on social medial! 

(Just kidding! Thanks for reading.)

Kim Childress, July 27, 2016

I love reading!

Me with my author, Amanda Flower, an Agatha Nominee. Note Dead Fred, who travels everywhere with Amanda. Go to her website to learn more. (I love Dead Fred!)