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Kim Lakin-Smith

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Full Name: Kim Lakin-Smith
Born: April 16, 1972
Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: British


After attaining a first class honours degree in English Lit and Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan, Kim was awarded a studentship to study for her MA in Writing at Nottingham Trent. There she was tutored by the multi-award winning author, Graham Joyce. She also became fascinated by the internet, skills she later put to use in her work as a copywriter, advertising exec, and website designer. But it was her desire to write fantasy and science fiction novels which soon took precedence. Inspired by the time she spent living in Nottingham, a place she truly felt at home, Kim wrote Tourniquet: Tales From The Renegade City and was delighted to find a home for it with Immanion Press.

Keeping her roots in dark fantasy, Kim explored new interests in mechanics, geology and bioengineering. Her 1950s gaspunk short story, 'Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married' was published in Interzone #222 and shortlisted for the 2009 British Science Fiction Association short story award.

Kim is a regular guest speaker at literary events and has run numerous writing workshops at colleges and conventions. She lives in 2/5ths of a Victorian gothic mansion house with her mini demon of a daughter and dark lord of a husband. As a writer, she is inspired by artists who take pop culture, crack it open, and hatch something new; artist HR Giger, music video director Floria Sigismondi, rock god Marilyn Manson, designer Jeannie Nitro, and scriptwriter Joss Whedon. She believes she is well placed to connect with her readers, having a hazy attitude to maturity, an eclectic dress sense, and a true zest for the weird and the freakish.

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