“The publishing game is a difficult game to play. If I were in it for financial gain, I'd be gone. If I were in it for awards, accolades, and acknowledgment, I'd be gone. If I were in it to flex my intellectual prowess, I'd surely be gone. I write out of love for people...with hope that while entertaining, I can help someone, if only one someone, see something - feel something - come to know something... In the end, for me it's all about love...” Kim L. Dulaney
Kim L. Dulaney
Kim L. Dulaney lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two children. She worked in the environmental engineering field for thirteen years. Simultaneously, she worked as a Fine Arts Broker with a star-studded clientele, which includes the likes of NBA All-stars, Antione Walker, Michael Finley, Greg Buckner and Nick Anderson as well as R. Kelly (Recording Artist), Ironhead Hayward (NFL), and numerous others. She currently works as a writer and an African American Studies instructor.
Education: BA in African American Studies
MFA in Creative Writing
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Her dual greatest aspirations are - to help Black folks fully realize and embrace their American citizenship, and to someday help to bring clean and safe water to poverty-stricken, forgotten folks in Africa and India.
Her body of written work includes children's books, poetry, novels and creative non-fiction. Book titles: Star Struck: An American Epidemic; children’s books, I Love Me!, I Can Fly! (The R. Kelly Story), Who Am I?, Maya's Magic, My Lost Dream, Kool...Kool...Kendel and My Best; collection of essays and poems, Woman To Woman includes the poem "I Found Me"; The Beautiful Ones was her first novel; and Where I've Been: A Collection of Short Stories. Latest release: PJ's Shy-Town (a Fuzzy-Feeling Book) ; Upcoming Release: Beliefs, Black Males, and Urban Education: An Interpretive Biography of Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.
Work-in-progress: Hand-Picked: How the Greed of Two African American Women Impacted Black Education in Chicago.
Her books have received substantial attention and praise:
WGN’s Morning Show
NBC’s Common Ground
Print Credits include:
Rolling Stone Magazine
Sister 2 Sister Magazine
New York Times
New York Post
Numerous local newspapers.
Performed on Programs with:
"Cedric the Entertainer" of The Steve Harvey Show
Sonia Sanchez, Poet/Author
Participated in Events with:
Dick Gregory, author/comedian/activist
Jessie Jackson, Sr., Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Susan Taylor, author and Former Editor of Essence Magazine
Numerous other successful authors
Various Radio Programs across the USA.