About Kym

I’m Kym Summers

Since I was in grade school, I’ve loved to write.

I was the kind of kid who would see a piece of paper in the gutter and construct an entire story about a note that an old man was bringing to the woman he’d always loved before it blew out of his hands, and then he lost his nerve. (Don’t worry, they fell in love in the end.)

In 2023, I quit the corporate grind to take a “mid-life gap year,” so I could finally write the novel I’d been dreaming about for ten years.  

Along the way, I discovered I love helping other aspiring authors fulfill their dreams of writing their books.  

#amquerying THE EDGE GIRLS

A speculative suspense that asks the question:

“Why do we choose to have children?”

Fourteen-year-old Ruby has always felt jealous of the attention her younger sisters receive as part of the celebrated generation of kids born under the Family Incentive Program. She fantasizes about one day becoming an actress and finally getting the fame she craves. On the morning she gets her first period, a big step closer to adulthood and realizing her dreams, her celebration is cut short when a virus rips through the world, leaving her sisters and millions of prepubescent children around the globe dead while also rendering women infertile. 

No babies are born for three years, and the world braces for extinction when Ruby learns she’s pregnant. Only a slice of the population can conceive, the Edge Girls: young women who started puberty before the virus hit. Suddenly, the fertility of teenage girls is of national interest, and the government promises money and celebrity status in exchange for testing at their repopulation centers. 

As Ruby explores her options, she uncovers a hidden connection between the virus and the Family Incentive Program. When Edge Girls begin to disappear, she must decide whether to accept her fate, fight, or flee.

More about me

I’ve never been happier since I started my mid-life gap year. See my story on Good Morning America. I learned how to slow down and reconnect with who I am and what I want to do.

I have two teenage boys, Finn and Will.

We’ve got two dogs, two fish tanks, and an axolotl.
Before my gap year, I specialized in marketing, communications, and human resources.
I was born in California, grew up in Nashville, and now live near Boulder, Colorado.

My favorite books:

  • Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
  • Dear Edward by Anne Napolitano
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
  • The Secret Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • The Thursday Morning Club series by Richard Osman
  • This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
  • Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • Carrie Soto is back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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