kim river


Welcome to my website.

You'll find lots of extras and info about my YA novel, SMART...and also updates about my new book 'A Seven Letter Word'...not to mention the chance to win stuff in regular competitions!

If you've read SMART, drop me a line on my 'contact' page and let me know if you enjoyed it.

Best wishes,


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Writing Crime with Bulwell Academy!

Writing Crime with Bulwell Academy!

September 9, 2015

  Back in June, I visited Bulwell Academy and held a two hour workshop on Writing Crime in their fabulous Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The Year 7 students proved to be a very talented group with lots of ideas and we had no shortage of students …


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Older writers – you’re an asset!

Older writers – you’re an asset!

September 15, 2015

In our youth obsessed society, it’s no joke trying to maintain the bags of confidence and enthusiasm required to forge a new writing career in midlife, on top of trying to get your work noticed by an agent or a publisher. It’s easy to forget that we, m …



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"I think fans of thoughtful contemporaries will be really impressed by this debut. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from Kim Slater!"

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