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"Panicking never helps."

- from I'm a Little BrainDead

Short byline: Kimberly Davis Basso is an author, advocate, and educator. 

100 WORD BIO: Kimberly Davis Basso is a two Time Finalist for INDIES Book of the Year in Humor from Foreword Reviews for her non-fiction humor I'm a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Surprises and a Finalist for Life Stories from Writer's Digest Magazine. Next Door, her first horror collection was included in LOCUS Magazine's 2021 Horror Year in Review as a "superb collection" that "should be on the shelves of every horror fiction fan out there." Upcoming releases: No Help at All (Humor, April 2024) and Revolve: Door Volume II (March 2024). 

250 WORD BIO: Kimberly Davis Basso is a two Time Finalist for INDIES Book of the Year in Humor from Foreword Reviews for her non-fiction humor I'm a Little Brain Dead and Birth and Other Surprises and a Finalist for Life Stories from Writer's Digest Magazine. Next Door, her first horror collection was included in LOCUS Magazine's 2021 Horror Year in Review as a "superb collection" that "should be on the shelves of every horror fiction fan out there." Upcoming releases: No Help at All (Humor, April 2024) and Revolve: Door Volume II (Horror, March 2024)

In addition to writing, KDB is a stroke survivor and speaker and advocate for stroke awareness. She spent twenty plus years in theater as a director, playwright and producer before the publication of her first memoir, I’m a Little Brain Dead. With dozens of Shakespeare productions, contemporary plays, operas and new works on her directing resume, some of her favorite work was as a fight choreographer. She maintains her collection of swords should she ever need to pretend to murder people. KDB produced the Short Attention Span Play Fest, the New England Fringe Festival, and created the all fights stage combat shows, FIGHT!!! (1, 2, and 3). Other work includes English teacher and head of the theater department for Pembroke Pines Charter High School, second hire for a software startup company in Silicon Valley, and writing coach. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in literature. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two children, after moving cross country five times. Mayonnaise is, and ever shall be, her nemesis. 
 

Reverse Time Line: 

  • April 2024 No Help  At All publishes

  • March 2024 Revolve Door Volume II publishes

  • January 2022: Next Door in LOCUS Magazine's Horror Year in Review 

  • November 2021 Next Door published

  • March 2020 forward KDB wrote horror stories while the world fell apart

  • Winner Birth and Other Surprises 2020 INDIES Book of the Year for Humor Award Winner  from Foreword Reviews

  • February 2020 Birth and Other Surprises published 

  • Winner: I'm a Little Brain Dead 2018 Writers Digest Self Published Awards Life Stories Honorable Mention

  • Winner: I'm a Little Brain Dead 2018 INDIES Book of the Year Humor Award Winner from Foreword Reviews

  • Winner: I'm a Little Brain Dead 2018 Readers Favorite Awards Finalist for Humor

  • Winner: I'm a Little Brain Dead 2018 Top Ten Book Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

  • March 2018 I'm a Little Brain Dead published

  • March 2014 KDB had a stroke - Acute CVA

  • 1998-2012 Artistic Director of a small local theater in the Boston area

  • 2008 collaborated with students to write The Condition, premiered at PPCHS

  • 2006 wrote the book for the musical The 1950's Radio Hour, premiered at PPCHS

  • 1999 - wrote the drama Locked form the Inside: The Chris Fisher Story premiered by Crowded Fire theater company, San Francisco (first full length play) 

  • 1999 began training with  Dueling Arts International, continued through advanced  training in rapier, rapier & dagger, sword and shield, case of rapiers, quarterstaff, small sword, broadsword, and unarmed. 

  • 1998 first play produced, the ten minute comedy Twelve Nights, San Francisco

  • 1994 moved to San Francisco for three months to attend American Repertory Theater's Summer Congress and have yet to move back to New England. Oops. She has since complete four additional cross country moves, to Miami, to Los Angeles, to New York and back to LA.

  • 1991 graduate of College of the Holy Cross, BA English Literature

  • 1973 KDB's sister taught her to read

  • 1969 arrived.


Kimberly currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two children. 

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