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Professional Bio

Barbara Kimmel is a children’s book author and playwright. She writes playful picture books and board books that entertain, engage, and educate the youngest readers. Her debut children’s book is scheduled for a Fall 2024 release.

Barbara’s writing awards include the Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest Finalist Prize (2021), a PBParty Contest Honorable Mention (2022), and 4th place in Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords International Writing Contest (2022). In 2022, Barbara was selected by PJ Library to attend their inaugural Picture Book Summer Camp for Emerging Writers at the Highlights Foundation.

Barbara is active in her community as a reading tutor, dystonia advocate, and hospice volunteer. She is a graduate of Brown University (where she was the first female mascot, “The Brown Bear”) and lives in Atlanta with her husband.

Find out more about Barbara at or connect with her on Twitter @BKimmelWrites or Instagram @barbarakimmelwrites. Barbara is represented by Eve Adler at Red Fox Literary.


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