I am so happy to have you visit my blog and appreciate your precious time.
My name is Kim Gosselin, the eldest of five children who was born in Michigan and raised in the thumb of Bay City, by the blue waters of the bay.
My first priority is family. I love people of all colors, nationalities, religions, and creeds. I don’t discriminate. I enjoy movies, traveling, wildlife, nature and precious time spent with close friends.
I enjoy drinking coffee, sneaking chocolate, relaxing with a book or writing by the light of day or the ink of night.
Some of my greatest pleasure is cuddling the velvet of baby skin while observing the innocence of children. To view the world through eyes of awe is magical, akin to beginning life anew.
As a young child and into my teens, I escaped into my imagination by reading books borrowed from a magical three-story, Victorian library painted in cream. In the middle of a round and open foyer, was a large replica of a wooden ship cased in glass, the kind my paternal grandfather used to build. High above were ceilings that flew straight to the roof. I’d climb each floor searching for titles to whisk me away, hoping to read on another day.
In my twenties, I married before giving birth to the greatest accomplishments in life, my two sons. As very young children, both were diagnosed with chronic conditions, insulin dependent diabetes, and asthma, respectively. Shortly thereafter, I wrote and published simple picture books to help educate their classroom peers. Other mothers soon called, asking me to do the same for their children as well.
Without the gift of knowledge or computers, I began a business in a second floor spare bedroom. Before long, I moved down instead of up, to the basement where there was more room for my growing business. Eventually, I was able to hire an assistant and buy a computer. Together, we landed distributors, filled catalogs with copy and traveled to trade shows. In the end, I wrote 16 children’s books and published a total of 26 titles.
My small company grew for nearly nine years before my children together with their conditions needed me more than my work. My job took all of my time, spreading life too thin. The year before 911, I sold the company to a NYC publishing house.
My boys rose through the ranks of high school before graduating from their chosen universities with honors. Each began their careers, fell in love and got married. During the last three years, they have gifted me with five – between the two of them. Lots of little blessings in my life, four precious granddaughters including twins, plus an angelic grandson who manages to hold his own. So proud I am be a grandma!
In the fall of 2013, I decided to give this blogging idea on WordPress a try. To my surprise, letters and words came spewing out. I couldn’t sleep at night or wait to get up before dawn the next day.
With coffee on top of my half-moon desk and my “Doodle” dog nearby, I tap A.B.C.’s on a keyboard of black to discover words lit from within a bright screen of white….Hoping all will be right.
Recently, I’ve written a brand new children’s book illustrated by the talented artist Alisa Belzil, also here on WordPress whose blog and portfolio can be found at Sweet Afternoons, https://sweetafternoons.wordpress.com/.
Babies of Two is written from the perspective of unborn babies, shortly before birth. Filled with heart and humor, the story is for children, families and generations to share. Now available in both kindle and print editions, http://amazon.com/author/2babiesauthor
From my heart to yours, I thank you once again for visiting while reading my words.
All words that are written by Kim Gosselin in this Blog together with personal photographs, Copyright © Kim Gosselin, 20013, 2014, 2015, 2016.