Kimberly Palmucci is the author of the Purr-fectly series, The Door to Fur-ever, and The Wormwood Mysteries. She resides in New England with her husband, Dominick, and their cats, Meesta, Princess, Mayra, and Rosie. Since adopting Meesta in 2011, Kimberly has been inspired to share a positive narrative about shelter pets and special pets. Meesta is missing his back left leg; he is a three-legged cat, active, playful, and able in every way. His resilience, strength, and indomitable spirit inspired her mission to help animals and celebrate our differences. Regardless of where your story begins, who you are, or what makes you special and unique, everyone deserves a happy ending!
Author Q & A
Can you please start off by telling us a bit about yourself?
I started my career as a reporter before shifting into digital media. Writing has always been a passion of mine, but my journey as an author began with my love of animals. Inspired by Meesta’s story, I wrote my first book and have continued my creative journey ever since. I am passionate about our animals and believe that one person can make a world of difference.
What do you do when not writing or marketing your books?
I am a freelance reporter in addition to being an author, so I spend a majority of my time writing.
When I’m not writing, though, you’ll find me visiting my parents’ shepherd mix puppies, reading my brother’s books (he is an author as well), or spending quality time with the cats and my husband, Dominick!
What is the most enjoyable thing you’ve found through writing?
Writing is cathartic for me. I write to express myself and connect readers to narratives of positivity. But the best part of this whole process for me has been when readers share their own stories, or tell me that my books inspired them in any way. I gravitated toward reporting and authorship for the same reason—because I believe we each have beautiful and unique stories to share, and it’s my job to share those stories. I tell all of my readers—you matter, your voice matters, and you can inspire others through your words.
Do you have anything else to add?
I wrote my books with the intention of not only spreading positive messaging, but also raising donations for non-profits that support children and animals. I donate a portion of my sales and will continue to do that always. As readers, every time you purchase one of my books, you are also making a donation to a non-profit, including local animal rescues and organizations that benefit kids!