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.
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
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
early experiences allowed Ms. Morris to see the painstaking creative
work that went into every part of the production. The goal of PUBLISHING
to apply those same business and creative standards to the production
of books on behalf of corporations and/or nonprofits.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
more information about Kimberly Morris: www.kimberlymorris.com