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Kim Karter was born…

and she became “the young voice of an older generation.”

Small Town Unwound

A Small Town Unwound

Kimberly Bowling is a born and raised Muscle Shoals citizen. She graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 2006, and then went on to attend the University of North Alabama. She credits her love of reading to her mother and father, Darin and Gwyn Bowling. They always managed to place books in the hands of all their children.

In August of 2008, the Bowling family suffered a tremendous loss from the death of family head honcho and Grandmother, Thelma Bowling. At the time, Kim had no idea she was writing her first published piece. She wrote Not In My Kitchen in honor of Thelma, and read it to the Bowling family.

Encouraged by her mother, she submitted the short story to literary magazines. It was accepted within two days by the internationally published Folly. From then on out, she has published stories involving haunted horses, Southern Crime, and unlikely heroes all while managing to keep a true Southern flare in her writing.

After requests fled in from Dew on the Kudzu: A Southern Journal and New Voices, Kim was persuaded to pick up a romanticized pseudonym for the legalities involving published pieces. Kim Karter was born and the young writer churned out two manuscripts ready for print. Bullets, Bourbon & Brass received acclaim praises from Georgia author James R. Tuck, “Oh, my Lord, this had me so entertained!”

 She’s been called, “The young voice of an older generation,” by producer and editor Doc Boyer. She’s excited to release the first installment of the Delta Grayson Series, Small Town Unwound, to her Muscle Shoals family. She can be contacted directly at her website  Her book can be purchased at at the following link:


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