Kimberly Ray was born and raised in Virginia. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology, her dream was to become an Egyptologist and explore the wonders of the world. And then life got in the way. She became a mother, obtained her Masters degree in Information Systems and found a day job to pay the bills. But poetry was always her passion, both as an outlet and an escape. Her poetry work spans over 20 years about relationships, travel, and nature. She published her first book in 2018 and her second book in early 2020. She is currently working on submitting her poetry to online poetry journals and magazines. Her next book is estimated for 2021.