Kimberly’s writing is like a breeze filled with ancient fragrances – like incense in Carl Jung’s study. Yet, her work also strikes me as an emerging kind of feminism – rooted in primordial wisdom and myth not trapped in a modern battle with frenzied materialism – though Kimberly is clearly armed and dangerous.
Kimberly Nagy’s writing connects modern life to universal stories with a voice that is a breath of fresh air. She brings on the moxie and breaks open dangerous and entrapping narratives for women (and men too). In Triple Goddess Trials she weaves complex, down-to-earth stories that combine kitchen table conversations with magical realism and a historian’s touch. It’s no wonder that her work as an editor and writer has won awards for making a difference.
Kim has shown remarkable creativity and talent as a writer, editor, and manager at the Wild River Review. Her writing is on display in Triple Goddess — incisive, thoughtful, distinctive, lovely prose style. As an editor, she shows excellent taste, judicious judgment, and she knows when to intervene in a piece and when to let the writer be her- or himself. And as one of the guiding lights of Wild River Review, she has shown great organization, the ability to prioritize a dumpster-load of tasks, and the ability to manage people and attract diverse and often difficult colleagues (i.e., writers) toward shared goals. I recommend her enthusiastically.
I don’t know how Kim does it. She manages to bring ancient mythology to modern-day readers in a way that’s not only educational, but downright engaging. Straddling the lines between the literary and the mainstream, she writes for every woman. No matter who you are or how you self identify – mother, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, lover, wife, whatever – it’s as if she’s talking directly to you in her Triple Goddess Trial columns. Along with her deft abilities as an author, she also brings versatility to the table. One of the few writers and editors I know with both right and left brain competencies, she is adept in the corporate world, facilitating workshops on craft, managing and promoting clients, guiding them through the writing process, and doing it all with grace and finesse. She’s a true advocate, coupling her authors’ best interests with her knowledge of writing as both an art form and a business in moving the dial towards publication. I know because I’m one of them. –
I was so honored when Kim asked if she could interview me for her Women on a Quest blog. Her questions were deep and thoughtful, and I felt that she had read my novel with great sensitivity and insight. And she included photos and music from my life to add dimension to the interview. If you have a chance to be interviewed by Kim, take it!
I highly recommend Kim Nagy for writing, editing and publishing projects. She is both talented and dedicated, and would add significant value to any project.