Kimberly H Maxwell worked in furniture sales and interior design for twenty years. Fifteen of those years, she was the sole proprietor of a local, custom order furniture store. She helped customers design their furniture and handled every detail, including designing ad copy. Kim studied interior design and has an eye for color and design. After choosing to close her retail business in 2008, she had a desire to make a coffee table photo book, but it evolved into a full-fledged detailed book about Ragdoll cats.
She authored the books, The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat, one being a hardcover and the other an abridged paperback version. Her books can regularly be found on Amazon’s best sellers list, under cat breeds. She designed her own book covers and book interiors with over 700 photos and found her passion was still in the design elements.
Kimberly is a professional member of CWA, the Cat Writers Association, several Ragdoll cat groups, writer groups, camera and photography clubs. She has even won a few photo contests, and in 2014 she led Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk.. She has invested time learning and continues to study Photoshop, InDesign, OnOne, Topaz, Nik and Lightroom.
She lives in the Western North Carolina mountains with her husband of 25 years and their two cats. In addition to her love of animals, especially cats, and horses, she values spending time with her family and friends and has a heart for Jesus. She finds joy in all aspects of design, reading, walks, easy hikes and the crisp colors of autumn.