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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Kim Frances Lee

Kim Frances Lee is a native Floridian and author of Animal March, Lost In the Okefenokee Swamp, and Beach Treasure, A Rhyming, Riddling Scavenger Hunt. She resides near the Capitol of Florida where farfetched stories occur regularly. Kim has been writing about Florida and the ecosystems connected with the state since her college days at Florida State University. Growing up in central Florida, she spent many hours in the Ocala National Forest and along the Gulf Coast near Crystal River. Her characters and stories are taken from these environments and point out the beauty and the problems that tend to go hand-in-hand in a state with so many ecosystems and people. She writes her stories at her home away from home on the Forgotten Coast with the waves of the Gulf of Mexico as background music and the inspiration that keeps her focused.