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Kimberly Reid

NO PLACE SAFE: A Family Memoir, optioned for TV by Oscar-winning producer and screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and executive producer Michael McDonald (American Crime) for ABC Signature Studios, as announced on Winner of the 2007 Colorado Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.

PERFECT LIARS, coming in 2016 from Lee & Low/Tu Books, in which a society girl with a sketchy past is forced to tutor students at an alternative high school, where she leads a crew of juvie kids in using their criminal skills for good.

The Langdon Prep Series (YA mystery/thriller)
MY OWN WORST FRENEMY (Kensington, 2011)
CREEPING WITH THE ENEMY (Kensington, 2012)
SWEET 16 TO LIFE (Kensington, 2013)
GUYS, LIES & ALIBIS (self, 2014)

Kirkus Reviews on My Own Worst Frenemy
Chanti is smart and funny, and this multicultural cast is a welcome addition to the world of teen mysteries. The story is well paced and full of surprises. . .This clever mystery with a biting look as class and privilege is a breath of fresh air.

School Library Journal on Creeping With the Enemy
Chanti is an engaging and well-developed character; she's full of humor and spunk, and readers will definitely want to know if she gets her man--the bad one and the good one. All of her friends, foes, loves, and neighbors round out this intriguing and suspenseful mystery. A great choice for those who like a bit of romance and suspense in their mysteries and a lot of spirit in their detectives.

Publishers Weekly on My Own Worst Frenemy
The story is fast-paced with snappy dialogue and a solid urban setting. Overall, Reid pens an impressive...combination of teen drama and hard-boiled police procedural.

Writing, Fiction writing
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Biography, African-American
Kim Reid's memoir NO PLACE SAFE, a look at how her childhood was shaped by the search for a serial killer and her cop mother's involvement in the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children Investigation (which captured the nation's attention and ended with the 1982 conviction of Wayne Williams), to Oscar-winning producer John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) and Michael McDonald for ABC Signature Studios, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency with Wayne Alexander of Alexander, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz.

Author of the Langdon Prep series, Kimberly Reid's JUSTICE HIGH (new title: PERFECT LIARS), in which an overachieving prep school girl from a successful con artist family gets a tutoring job at a transition school for juvenile delinquents and becomes the leader of the teen crew after she convinces them to use their criminal skills for good, to Stacy Whitman at Tu Books, for publication in early 2016, in a nice deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

Langdon Prep YA mystery series, Kensington/KTeen Dafina
Kristin Nelson
Nelson Literary Agency