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Meet A. Kidd

A. Kidd is the middle child in a family of three girls. She started making up her own stories at age four. Because she couldn't yet write, her mom wrote the stories down for her while she painted the pictures. Her first story was called "Wagland" and featured an island community with sea creatures that ate tuna fish sandwiches.

A. Kidd lives with her husband and daughter in a suburb of Detroit, Mi. She has a B.S. in Written Communication with a minor in Language, Literature, and Writing from Eastern Michigan University and an MLIS with a specialization in children's librarianship from Wayne State University. She is also an artist and performance poet and her poetry has been published in literary magazines. In her free time, she enjoys finding and hiding painted rocks in her neighborhood and going on adventures with her family and friends.

The Healing Star is her debut novel. She often wishes on stars but hasn't caught one yet.

What inspired you to be an author? I started creating stories at age four, so I guess the need to write and draw has always been inside of me. These days, writing is a way for me to make sense of a complex world. My wish is to inspire others with my words and give hope to those who need it.

What do you love most about the creative process?

Ideas. I'm never at a loss for those. When I get the first inkling of a story and just run with it, that's the best feeling in all the world. Better than marshmallows and rainbows. But also, when I figure out part of the story that I was struggling with, that's pretty satisfying too. That's when I know I can keep going and see it through to the last page.

Quotes you love or live by?

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Victor Kiam

Visit us at Yellow Door Art Market to browse our wide assortment of books by Michigan authors and pick up your copy of "The healing Star".

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