Baltimore-born, Maryland-bred writer Kimberly Shorter has been putting pencil and pen to paper since she was a little girl. Her body of literary work ranges from whimsical short stories, humorous and insightful essays to thought-provoking poetry. Two of Kimberly's blogs, The Cicada Files and The Carb Lover's Notebook, have been featured on AOL. Her writing credits include MadameNoire.com, The Urbanite, IndustryGrind.com, Metro Tribune, among other entertainment publications. She has interviewed and contributed to articles on notable entertainment figures such as Tony Award-winning actor/producer/playwright Ruben Santiago Hudson, Grammy Award-winning songwriter Makeba Riddick, American Idol Season 4 Finalist Nadia Turner, R&B; singer/songwriter Avant, Donell Jones, Lyfe Jennings and Vivian Green. Kimberly graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Radio-Television-Film, and earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from The Johns Hopkins University.