Kimberly Hensle Lowrance is a producer and on-air host for A Mighty Blaze, an online literary platform co-founded in March 2020 by bestselling authors Caroline Leavitt and Jenna Blum.
A Mighty Blaze helps writers and readers connect during COVID-19 and beyond, while also helping all literary endeavors pivot to the digital age. A Mighty Blaze broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter and spotlights all genres—from literary fiction to romance, from YA to cookbooks, and from mysteries to poetry. For the past three years, Kimberly has co-hosted A Mighty Blaze’s Authors Love Bookstores, interviewing booksellers and bestselling and award-winning authors, including Judy Blume, Ann Patchett, Maggie O’Farrell, Curtis Sittenfeld, Sarah Smarsh, Susan Orlean, and many, many others.
In addition to A Mighty Blaze, Kimberly is at work on her first novel. Her writing can be found in the Boston Globe, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Embark Literary Journal, and Mothers Always Write, among other outlets.
Kimberly’s other roles include nonprofit director, consultant, blogger (her blog, Red Shutters, was active between 2008 and 2020, and some older posts can still be found on this site), volunteer, and elected official. She is also a cancer survivor, mom, traveler, and booklover.