About the Author - Kim Cross

Kim Cross is a New York Times Best-Selling author of meticulously reported literary nonfiction. A contributing editor for Southern Living, she is a full-time freelance writer whose work has appeared in Outside, Garden & Gun, the Dallas Morning News, the Tampa Bay Times, and on CNN.com and ESPN.com. Her stories have been recognized in the Best American Sports Writing and on “Best of” lists curated by the Columbia Journalism Review and Longreads.

Kim’s first book, What Stands in a Storm, chronicles the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded weather, the April 2011 storm that unleashed 349 tornados on 21 states, killing at least 324 people. What Stands in a Storm was named the inaugural winner of the Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize for Excellence in Writing and won the first-place Book Award for General Nonfiction from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. A Barnes & Noble “Discover” pick, the book was also named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 and was a finalist in the GoodReads Choice Awards. A starred review in Publisher’s Weekly noted that its “detail-oriented reporting anchors a novelist’s flair for drama.”

When she's not on deadline, Kim teaches writing workshops and coaches mountain-biking clinics. As often as possible, she gets off the grid and goes fly-fishing with her husband and 9-year-old son.