Kim Rigby

Kim was born sometime last Century in the magical island state of Tasmania, Australia.

From a young age, Kim was entranced with books, pens, and writing, and she dreamed of a life in journalism. However she got a little sidetracked and joined the Royal Australian Navy instead. Accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in 1988, Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990 and dedicated the next 10 years to serving Australia as a Maritime Logistics Officer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Life in the Navy was demanding and exciting, but in 1995, Kim was diagnosed with the medical condition Lupus, and she was subsequently medically discharged in 2000.

Since then, Kim has learned to manage the auto-immune condition, and in 2015 she published her first book The Black Fire Chronicles – Origins. There are currently three books in the middle -grade / young adult fantasy series plus a prequel available for free by joining Kim’s mailing list on her website.

A complementary series to the Black Fire Chronicles details the lives of hero Andrew’s Guardians. The first in the series, Dorothy the Dreamer, aimed at young adults, is now available. Patrick the War Man, the second Guardians book is due out in 2020.

Kim lives in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia with her husband and fur child. Away from the Black Fire Chronicles world, Kim escapes to the garden to indulge her passion for nature. Occasionally she jumps on a plane to appease her wanderlust. There are many more worlds to discover…

**Kim is a moderator for Connection Cafe’s FB Group.**

Short Stories:
3/7/20 Short Story Saturday: Aftermath