Hello, I'm Kim!

Kim Freeman is a children’s book writer in Bloomington, Indiana, who enjoys writing books that inspire children to follow their dreams. I also offer a variety of presentations both in-person and via Zoom.

Kim Freeman in library

Author Visits with STEM-Friendly & Art Activities


  1. In-person or Zoom: Read aloud w/ Student Participation & STEAM-Friendly Activity.
  2. Read Aloud and Ice Cream Making Session
  3. … and more!

Some topics for activities:

  • ICE CREAM CHALLENGE: Kids will help create a 26-scoop ice cream cone!
  • MAKE YOUR OWN BOOK: Explore the path from idea to book.
  • WHERE DO STORIES COME FROM? How to come up with and research ideas for stories.
  • DRAW YOUR DREAM. Gus dreamed of becoming a cook. Draw a picture of your dream.
  • WRITE A BIO: Augustus Jackson was a confectioner, inventor and entrepreneur. Is there another historical figure whom you admire? Tell us about him or her.
  • INVENT A NEW ICE CREAM FLAVOR. Kids will draw a picture of their new creation.

My New Book

Ice Cream Man


By Glenda Armand and Kim Freeman, Illustrated by Keith Mallett

Inspirations for Writers

These are a couple of inspirational quotes for writers. You can see a whole collection here.

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison
“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”
Jane Yolen

Favorite Picture Books

I love writing picture books! I also enjoy reading them. Each month, I will share some of my favorite picture books with you.

Oliver's Lollipop
A Perfect Day

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When I’m not writing, I like to relax by photographing beautiful animals.

Meerkat at Indy Zoo
Giraffe at Indy Zoo
Alaskan brown bear
Alaskan Brown Bear at Indy Zoo