Kim Cleary


Kim writes urban fantasy for anyone who longs to discover they are extraordinary. She writes about hopefulness and determination, and about heroes who push through extraordinary situations and obstacles, one step at a time. Magical friends and gorgeous guys help, or hinder, in one adventure after another.

When not writing, revising, or thinking about writing, Kim gardens, plays with her dog, chats on social media, catches up with friends or cooks an Indian feast. She is a member of Writers Victoria, Romance Writers of Australia, The Alliance of Independent Authors, and a certified chocoholic.

Kim grew up in Birmingham, UK, studied medieval history and psychology at Adelaide University in South Australia and has worked all over Australia and in London. She now lives with her husband and an adorable Cocker Spaniel in Melbourne, Australia.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The earliest story I remember was when I was seven years old. I wrote a story about ratty and mole on the riverbank. Ratty had to save mole when he toppled out of their little boat. It was Wind in the Willows fanfiction though I didn’t know it at the time! My teacher gave me A+ and had me read it aloud to the class. I was in heaven.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I’ve loved fantasy stories all my life. My heroine was always going to be a necromancer. I’m not sure I can explain why! Even as a child, I was interested in the culture of death and the dead. I’ve also always been a bit contrary; perhaps I just wanted to go against the norm. I‘ve tried to paint her as a compassionate character from the start of the story, and to show her own conflict with her power over the dead. In this story, it’s just one generation on from a man-made plague that killed more than half of the world’s adults. After the plague, zombies rose and attacked survivors. In this world, people are comfortable with magic and witchcraft; they accept, and fear, life after death in a variety of forms. Judy accepts that she has a responsibility for the dead, she not only speaks to them she cares for them as well.
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