Kimberly Bartley graduated from LWC in 1990. After a rewarding career in mental health and social work, she earned a Master's degree in exceptional education from Western Kentucky University. Kimberly teaches in her hometown of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, where she resides with her family. She has a passion for writing and is a two-time participant in WKU's Writing Project Summer Institute. Kimberly has published two novels and a trilogy of children's stories. Her books may be found on Kimberly R. Bartley.