Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kym Brunner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Brunner was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Our Lady of Victory Elementary School and Good Counsel High School in Chicago. She attended DePaul University & Northeastern Illinois University (undergrad) and received her Master of Education degree from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Her books also take place in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

When Kym is not writing, you'll find her teaching reading and language arts full-time to 7th graders in Prospect Heights, Illinois. She's been writing for over ten years and an active member of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. She leads two critique groups and often attends the national conference in LA. Kym is happily married and has three college-age daughters and two cute dogs.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Wanted :
ISBN: 1440570574. OCLC Number:

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Teens Monroe and Jack are possessed by the spirits of the outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde.

One smart cookie./
ISBN: 1623421233. OCLC Number:

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Flip the bird /
ISBN: 0544800850. OCLC Number:

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"A teenage falconer in training runs up against trouble when he finds himself falling for a girl who is part of a radical animal rights group"--


Flip the Bird

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Presentations on:

  • Writing for Young Adults
  • Humor
  • Top Ten Things Kym Did to Get Published
  • Turning TV Time into Literary Gold Skype or In-Person School visits, Book Club Visits (within an hour of NW suburbs)

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