Kim Brown is the founder and editor of Minerva Rising Press. It combines her life's mission of championing women with her passion for the arts. She believes we are all empowered when we share our stories with one another. She loves the quote: “It doesn’t have to be good; it just has to be true.” It keeps her writing. Her novel, Cora’s Kitchen was a finalist in the 2016 The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize. It also made the 2015 Short List for Novel-in-Progress in The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her work has appeared in Black Lives Have Always Mattered, Neighbors - Zimball House Anthology, The Feminine Collective, Mused BellaOnline Literary Review, Compass Literary Magazine, Pitkin Review, Chicago Tribune, Today's Chicago Woman, as well as other publications. Kim has MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and can often be found in shoe department of her favorite store.