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Kim Long writes stories with a sense of adventure and a hint of science. She has a B.S. in Urban Planning and Environmental Management from Elmhurst University and earned her law degree with a Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

When not writing, she loves playing board games, watching Star Wars movies, and riding her bike along Illinois’s many trails. Her debut novel, Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament, was released on October 1, 2019, and was a 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet master list selection.

Next up: How to Catch a Cryptid (May 2025) by Running Press Kids



Favorite animal: two main groups: Squid & Octopus and Llamas & Camels (kind of similar, but not, I know!)

Favorite foods: pizza, my Mom’s potato salad, pound cake, and chocolate chip cookies

Favorite music: Bruce Springsteen, George Strait, Jimmy LaFave, Kelly Clarkson

Favorite TV shows: Top Chef, Only Murders in the Building, and true-crime documentaries

Favorite movies: The Prestige, Star Wars, Ever After, Jurassic Park, Pitch Perfect

Favorite board games: Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Grand Austria Hotel, Forest Shuffle, Wingspan

Favorite kidlit authors: Jodi Lynn Anderson, Ingrid Law, Katherine Arden

Favorite “adult” authors: Stephen King, Jim Butcher, Michael J. Sullivan

Favorite sport: baseball/softball

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