|Franklin’s Kim Rezendes celebrates the release of her first book|
The book morphed out of Kim’s blog and Facebook posts, with encouragement from friends and family who enjoyed her humorous writing style and related to her stories. Kim spent a year compiling the pieces while continuing to write new material. Written in conversational style, often as a stream of consciousness, the book’s chapters fall into four sections: FamiLove, “Her”story, Think. Thank. Thunk., and Randumbs.
Born and raised in Franklin, Kim still lives in her hometown surrounded by family and childhood friends. Her writing reflects Kim’s appreciation for small-town community and old-school perspective. The stories are highly relatable and honest, with a real-life view. Local readers may well recognize familiar people and places, while others will find in Kim’s anecdotes much that reminds them of their own lives, family, and experience.
Director of the Little Music School at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA), Kim is also one of FSPA’s earliest alums. She notes that Run. Think. Repeat. celebrates longtime relationships with teachers and fellow students who remain some of her closest friends. Working with FSPA’s youngest learners, Kim draws a connection between her own powers of observation and those of the children she teaches: “Children notice things that others don’t and they verbalize things that others might not. Parts of my writing are musings on common situations and circumstances. I pay attention to everyday things that we’re surrounded by and I’m inspired by them.”
Kim finds her writing to be a relaxing process that helps clear her head and put things in perspective. “In the classroom, I do the same thing,” she says of her shift in outlook. “If something is not going as planned, I try to focus on what is going well and not sweat the small stuff.”
The feedback from readers has been what Kim hoped it would be. “It’s an easy read,” Kim says. “There’s so much heavy in this world, the book allows people to stop thinking about all the craziness.”
Released by MindStir Media, Run. Think. Repeat. is available for purchase at THE BLACK BOX book signing or via online retailers Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. The $14.99 paperback is also sold locally at The Spotlight Shop, 34 Main Street, in Franklin.
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For more information about Run.Think. Repeat., visit www.runthinkrepeat.com.