About Kimberly

Hi, I’m Kimberly Charleston, published author, blogger, writer and lover of everything books! My love for books and the community that I share with fellow authors and readers was the impetus for my starting Books Uplift. But I also wanted to create a space that celebrated all the wonderful ways books uplift. From charities that use books to improve literacy and books that inspire joy, success and goodwill, to bookstores making a positive impact in their community and authors teaching writers how to better their craft. There are so many wonderful things blossoming from between the covers of each and every book.

I also felt moved to create a space that was positive.

One that focused on uplifting readers, writers, authors and everyone associated with the books. You can’t get online these days without being pummeled with negativity, unkind reviews, harsh rhetoric and opinions. While everyone should have a voice, I remind, creating a book is not an easy undertaking. And while authors love their craft, they also work tirelessly to create a book that will transport and teach. So, thank you for your hard work and know that you are loved by Books Uplift.

Books Uplift is the place to celebrate authors, writers, publishers, publicists, reviewers, bloggers, readers, librarians, charities, bookstore owners and everyone who strives to promote literacy and the love of books.  Thank you all!

Reach Out and Let’s Connect

As an author, I’ve written over 23 books, some published and others on their way to print. My books range in genres from mystery and suspense to young adult and historical. To learn more about my work, my writing and my books, follow me on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn. Some of my Writing Credentials include:

  • Syndicated columnist, magazine editor and contributor, author of over 300 articles for local and national magazines including Forbes, Five Owls, Career Builder, MSN Careers, LifeHack, WorkBuzz, Chicago Parent and Family Time Magazine;
  • Book reviewer for School Library Journal for 8 years;
  • Active member of the Author’s Guild and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and founding leader of Chicago Northern Suburbs Chapter;
  • Published author with Highsmith Upstart and Chicago Review Press and grateful that my books have been published all over the world and translated into several languages;
  • Ghostwriter, copywriter of book jackets & press releases and contract publicist with Severn Publishing;
  • Keynote speaker & presenter at conferences & companies.
  • Writing Portfolio of Kimberly Charleston Monaghan

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