Kim Neville is the Vancouver-based author of MAGPIE, coming in Spring 2021 from Atria Books.
In MAGPIE, a young woman who can sense the emotions people leave behind on objects and the unexpected woman who shares her gift work together to turn a hoard of treasures into a work of lasting art, leading them to unearth the secrets of their shared past. MAGPIE will appeal to fans of Alice Hoffman, Aimee Bender, and Sarah Addison Allen.
Kim’s short fiction has appeared in Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Shimmer and On Spec. She attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2012. Her creative interests include everyday magic, hauntings, in-between spaces, abandoned buildings and people, family and relationship dynamics, the meaning of home and finding that which has been lost. Most of her stories take place in real-world settings with a twist of strangeness to cast the everyday in a new light. Kim’s current work in progress blends LITTLE WOMEN with PRACTICAL MAGIC.
Besides writing and reading, Kim enjoys very amateur photography, regular yoga practice and cooking (mostly vegetarian) meals for family and friends.
Kim is represented by Melanie Castillo and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary.