My Royal Friend! I am Kim
(Laird) Dozier. I was born March 13, 1969 in the historic town of Chickamauga,
Georgia. It is a small town BIG on Southern Pride. I attended Freed-Hardeman
University, where I earned a degree in Elementary Education and where I was blessed to meet
my own “Prince Charmey.” Mike Dozier of Huntsville, AL and I were
married on July 21, 1990 and we have lived in Madison, AL ever
since. We have been blessed with two little
Princesses: Ashlyn McCauley, born June 4, 1996 and Makenna Joy, born
February 6, 2001. Everyone has always told us that we have
"identical twins" who were born 4 years and 8 months apart,
because our girls favor each other so much. They are our Pride and
loved reading and collecting books all of my life, and I especially love
bringing books "to life" for our girls. I never dreamed of
actually having the privilege and talent to write a book. I actually
started my writing adventure unexpectedly. Ashlyn, was at home sick with
pneumonia and was upset because we could not get out-and-about.
While she was taking a nap, I sat down at the computer and started
typing. "The Forgetful Princess" seemed to just write
itself! When Ashlyn awoke, I read the story to her and she
exclaimed: "Mama, where did you get that?!" She was
even more surprised when I told her that I just made it up. She
immediately asked, "Can you do it again?!"
Two days later, I did do it again and "The Ear-less Kingdom" was
written! It was this story that I read to Ashlyn's class when she
was able to return to school. Her teacher loved the story and asked
me to read it to the entire Elementary School! The kiddos loved it
and asked for a copy of the book (which was still just a computer
printout)! It was decided right then and there that something had to
be done. Ashlyn said "Mama, if you'll do the words, I'll do the
pictures and we'll make books together!" I got so excited that
I wrote 7 books in just 4 months!
We released our first book on May 1, 2003 and sold 500 copies in the
first 20 days just by me going to read and sign our book at schools!
We are so very thankful for this privilege and opportunity! Our
books have become a part of our family. I write the stories when
inspiration hits (sometimes at 3 a.m.!), Ashlyn and I work together on the
illustrations, Mike gets it all ready for the printer and little Makenna
Joy is our comic relief! We have enjoyed being able to personally
meet so many of our readers and we look forward to serving you for many
You Always Read and Dream!