Adlerman, Kimberly M(arie) 1964-
ADLERMAN, Kimberly M(arie) 1964-
(Kin Eagle, a joint pseudonym)
PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1964, in Niagara Falls, NY; daughter of William Victor (a chemical engineer) and Lillian (Strozewski) Hauck; married Daniel Ezra Adlerman (a writer), August 10, 1991; children: Rachelle Eve, Joshua S., Maxx Alex. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Attended Niagara County Community College; State University of New York—Buffalo, B.F.A., 1987 Hobbies and other interests: Tennis, bowling, gardening, baking, drawing, antiquing, "hanging out with my kids."
ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—Kids at Our House, 47 Stoneham Pl., Metuchen, NJ 08840; fax: 732-548-4180. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Freelance designer in New York, NY, 1988-90; Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, NY, senior designer, 1990-94; Kids at Our House, Metuchen, NJ, owner and creative director, 1994—. Also works as graphic designer, art director, and illustrator.
MEMBER: Toastmasters International, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
WITH DANIEL ADLERMAN; UNDER JOINT PSEUDONYM KIN EAGLE
It's Raining, It's Pouring, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1994.
Rub a Dub Dub, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1998.
Humpty Dumpty, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1999.
(Illustrator) Daniel Adlerman, Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1996.
(Compiler, with Daniel Adlerman) Songs for America's Children, Kids at Our House (Metuchen, NJ), 2002.
(Illustrator) Daniel Adlerman, Rock-a-Bye Baby, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA), 2004.
SIDELIGHTS: Kimberly M. Adlerman once commented: "I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Illustrating has always been a dream of mine, but I haven't had enough confidence in myself to do something about it until recently.
"I hate to admit it, but I have horrible working habits! My husband and I have an office in our cellar, where we keep our computer, drawing table, and other office equipment. Although I can design there, it is extremely difficult for me to sketch or paint down there. Being a night person, with small children, I find the best time to work is at night in our family room, after the kids have gone to bed.
"Some of my favorite artists include Eric Carle, Betsy Lewin, and Milton Glaser: Carle and Lewin for their simplicity. They can express so much with so little. Also, their work is often rife with humor. It's a characteristic that I not only appreciate, but find outstanding. If a visual can make me laugh out loud, even without the benefit of words, then I know it is effective.
"One of the main things I hope to achieve in illustrating children's books is to reach children—to help instill the love of books and reading that I have. Children are never too young to start reading. It's one of the reasons I like to make school appearances often. I want the opportunity to impress that message directly to as many children as possible."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 1, 1996, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling.
Children's Book and Play Review, January, 2002, review of Humpty Dumpty, p. 9.
Horn Book Guide, fall, 1999, review of Rub a Dub, p. 250; fall, 2001, review of Rub a Dub, p. 254; fall, 2001, review of Humpty Dumpty, p. 391.
Publishers Weekly, January 1, 2001, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling, p. 94.
Reading Teacher, November, 1997, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling.
School Library Journal, August 16, 1996, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling.
Author Illustrator Source, http://www.author-illustrsource.com/ (January 28, 2003), "Danny and Kim Adlerman: Author, Songwriter, and Illustrator."
Celebrity Café Web Site,http://www.thecelebritycafe.com/ (January 28, 2003), Dominick A. Miserandino, interview with Kin Eagle.
Kids at Our House Web Site,http://www.dannyandkim.com/ (September 14, 2004).