Kim Michele Richardson is a native Kentuckian, and has written four works of historical fiction: Liar’s Bench, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field, The Sisters of Glass Ferry, and her multi-award winning and bestselling The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. She’s also the author of the bestselling memoir, The Unbreakable Child.
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek has earned a 2019 LibraryReads Best Book, a 2019 Forbes Best Historical Novel, an Oprah’s Buzziest Books pick and a Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads selection. It was inspired by the real life “blue people” of Kentucky, and the fierce, brave Packhorse Librarians who used the power of literacy to overcome bigotry and fear during the Great Depression.
Her fifth novel, The Book Woman’s Daughter, was an instant NYT and USA Today’s bestseller and is both a stand-alone and sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Kim Michele lives with her family in Kentucky and is also the founder of Shy Rabbit, a writers residency scholarship.