ABOUT THE BOOK....  

The Monarch Butterfly was written over a period of one year. "It was one those magical experiences. Everything came naturally. It just flowed through me onto the paper." Kimberly was inspired initially by the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, not for it's story line, but for the "atmosphere" it captured. She set out to write a coming of age story about a young girl. "I soon found myself focusing on the character Joey rather than his seventeen-year-old sister Samijoe. Samijoe is a character that I could easily relate to, but I wanted to explore life through the eyes of a ten-year old. I think The Monarch Butterfly is about making small sacrifices that can affect someone’s life forever.”