As a stay-at-home mom, Kim started writing, grabbing snip-its of time in the car rider line or on the bleachers at swim practice. After her kids left the nest, she started submitting her work, sold her first novel at 53, and has been writing like crazy ever since. Her books are well reviewed and, according to RT Book Reviews, feel like they’re being told across a kitchen table. She is the author of Echoes of Mercy, A Peach of a Pair, Palmetto Moon, and The Wisdom of Hair. While her heart is always in the Low country of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte and adores hairstylists, librarians and book junkies like herself.
Excerpt from Echoes of Mercy
Forty years of atonement ought to count for something. After all, Billie Warren was just nine years old when she did what she did. She’d hoped the memory
of that one horrible act would be diluted by time, by the birth of her daughter, and the death of her father. But the recollection was always there,
following her around like a pack of lost dogs.
Lately, the dogs hadn’t stirred, and, if they did, Billie didn’t have time to notice them. At forty-nine, she considered herself too young to have a
grandson and too old to deal with his teenage mother, both of whom lived with her. She was the police chief of Stanton, which really meant she was the
glorified mom of a tiny Lowcountry town near Charleston that was barely a speck on a map. Throw in her mother’s Alzheimer’s, and Billie was in the middle
of a shit storm that had no end in sight.
“Boykin writes :the kind of book that makes you want to lock the door, turn off the phone and read every page straight through to the end.”
— The Huffington Post