Kimberly Morris
Founder & Director of Project Development

Founder & Director of Project Development Kimberly Morris brings a long history of professional writing and project development for major publishers and production companies to PUBLISHING MATTERS. As an author, her resume includes fifty books for children and young adults, written for major publishers, that have sold more than two million copies. Her publishers and producers include Bantam Books, HarperCollins, Golden Books, Scholastic, MacMillan, Dorling Kindersley, Marvel Comics, Jim Henson Associates, Digital Cable Radio Magazine, Lorimar-Telepictures, and Rankin/Bass Productions.

Kimberly Morris has been in the custom publishing and television production business for twenty years – starting before the multi-billion dollar industry even had a name. From 1980-1985, she worked for an agent and television producer in New York City. During those years, she was involved in the production of seven, animated prime time network television specials. The programs were often produced for specific sponsors or corporate clients, including Schering-Plough and Kenner.

High entertainment values, quality writing, excellent production, and top-notch creative talent were the hallmarks of the company's productions, which aired on NBC, CBS, and syndicated stations throughout the nation. The programs also received distribution in many foreign markets.

These early experiences allowed Ms. Morris to see the painstaking creative work that went into every part of the production. The goal of PUBLISHING MATTERS is to apply those same business and creative standards to the production of books on behalf of corporations and/or nonprofits.

Kimberly Morris is uniquely qualified to produce customized, trade-quality publishing projects that appeal to children and adults. As a writer, she has written animated television and film scripts, short stories, and fifty books for children and young adults, which have sold more than 2 million copies. Many of these projects were commissioned works based on the best selling licensed properties of the last two decades – ThunderCats, Muppets, Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, Animorphs, Sweet Valley, and Barbie.

Her publishers and producers include Bantam Books, HarperCollins, Golden Books, MacMillan U.K., Dorling Kindersley, 17th Street Productions, Jim Henson Associates, Lorimar-Telepictures, and Rankin/Bass productions. As a book producer, she has collaborated on a variety of projects.

She is represented by Sterling Lord Literistic in New York City, one of the best-known literary agencies in the business; and she has contacts at many major publishing and production companies, as well as existing relationships with talented writers and illustrators in Houston and around the country.

Her most recent project is Just For Now, a custom publishing project for Child Advocates, Inc., Houstonís national chapter of the Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA.) Just for Now was written in collaboration with 250 professional and volunteer advocates for children. Publishing Matters was responsible for the content, production, design and printing of 35,000 hardcover picture books that explained court terms and legal processes to children in CPS custody. The book is available in English and in Spanish. Publication date is Summer 2006..

The Mystery of the Chupacabra, Book I of The Inventors Club, an interactive cross-curricular writing and visual arts book project developed in collaboration with the Sharpstown Learning Community on a Houston Annenberg Foundation Challenge Grant, was piloted in Fall 2005 by 200 students at Sharpstown Middle School.

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