Kim Hodges


Talks & Tours

Book Launches

4pm Tues 3rd April 2018 at Bellingen Library, Bellingen

6.30pm Fri 11 May 2018 at Gleebe Books, Sydney


OCTOBER, 2017 Mental Health Month  

"Flying in the Sky to Drowning in the Sea, a lived experience of mental health." Free events at the following libraries so please come along if you can and tell your friends: 

  • 6.30pm, Mon 9th Oct @ Waverley Library

  • Tues 10th Oct @ 1pm Warrowong & 5pm Thirroul LIBRARY(South coast of nsw) 

  • 7.00pm, Wed 11th Oct @ Kogarah LIBRARY

  • 1pm 12 OCT Parramatta Library

  • 6.30pm Thurs 12 Oct @ Five Dock LIBRARY

  • 9am, Sat 14 Oct @ Burwood LIBRARY

  • 1pm, Mon 16 Oct @ Stanton Library, North Sydney

September 2017

Kingscliff Library, Memoir Writing 15 Sept

OcTOBER (Mental health month)

" 'Flying in the Sky to Drowning in the Sea,' a lived experience of Mental Health"

Balmain Library Tues 25th Oct (6:30pm).

Sutherland Library Wed 26th Oct (6:30pm)

Mono Vale Library Thurs 27 Oct(12.15pm) Literary Lunch Guest Speaker

March 2017

Guest Author at Coonabarabran High School for 3 days teaching Life Writing to Year 7 -Year 12 students

September 2016

Presentations "How and Why I wrote my Memoir"

1. Elanora Library @ 1.30pm on 28 Sept

2. Runaway Bay Library @ 10am on 29 Sept
3. Robina Library @ 2pm on 29 Sept
4. Broadbeach Library 10.30am on 28 Sept
5. Helensvale Library @ 2pm on 29 Sept


Wauchope Library, Tues 9th August

Kyogle Library, Tues 16th August

May & June

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival

Sat 11 June 2016 Guest Speaker ON a panel:   "Breaking into the Market"


Presentations "How and Why I wrote my Memoir" 


Fri 20 May:  Book signings


Feb & March 2016

Official Book Launch on 13 Feb 2016,  Sawtell NSW (120 guests) 

Bellingen Library    (15 participants)               

Coffs Harbour Library   (60 participants)

PORT MACQUARIE LIBRARY (10 participants)

Lismore Library (20 participants)

MaCLEAN LIBRARY (5 participants) 

FORSTER LIBRARY (20 participants)

TAREE Regional LIBRARY (20 participants)

APRIL 2016

Nambucca Grass Root Writers Festival

Workshop facilitator: "Creating Snapshots of the Past and Present" & on a panel "Road to Publishing" 

Berkelouw Bookstore-Eumundi, QLD  


Books of Buderim, BUDERIM, QLD

The River Read Bookshop, Noosa, QLD

Written Dimensions Book Shop & ABC Centre, Noosa, QLD

Upper Cooma Library, Qld

BOOKFACE, Pacific Fair, BROADbeach



Kim currently resides on the NSW north coast and immerses herself in the pristine beauty of beaches, mountains and estuaries.

 Lets go on an arresting trip......

Kim grew up in Coolah (8-18 years), a small remote town in Central NSW, Australia with a population of 900. She has lived in Sydney and abroad in her 20’s and 30’s; starkly different to Coolah. In her mid 40s she commenced writing her memoir to store in the cupboard for her lads to read in the years to come, but realised this story was unique and may resonate with a broad readership. 

Inequality and differences caught her eye from a very young age, as in many ways Coolah was polarised. The poverty, wealth, power and gender divisions stood tall. In her 20s she resided in Sydney and the UK; travelled through Europe; and visiting India, Nepal, Morocco and Thailand. Already fascinated with the concept of 'difference' from growing up in Coolah and living in Sydney: travelling in developing countries cemented this fascination as she experienced people living in communities with vastly different cultural, religious and political influences compared to Australia. Her passion for social justice evolved whilst growing up in Coolah and carried into her career. 

 ‘Money does not buy happiness, but poverty can bring you misery.’  Kim

Kim has a Bachelor of Arts (UTS, Kuringi-gai campus) and a Masters of Social Policy (University of Wollongong).  Kim has been employed in many professional roles: Tutor and Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences (Southern Cross University); Consultant: curriculum development (at TAFENSW) and in Policy (NSW Government). Kim has also worked in: Health Promotion, Track and Field, Enrolled Nursing, and as a Bar Attendant, Shop Assistant and Nanny.  Parenting three boys, now teenagers, has been the most educationally challenging and rewarding task of all.            

'Poverty is a societal crime.'







I nverell Library, September 2016

Inverell Library, September 2016

Official Book Launch: 13 February 2016 at Sawtell Surf Club

Official Book Launch: 13 February 2016 at Sawtell Surf Club

Kim at 31 years of age Kim at 1 year of age

Kim at 31 years of age Kim at 1 year of age