Girls Like Me

authorWhat inspires you? Growing up I loved reading but, I never saw anyone who looked like me in my favorite books. I often wondered had the book world forgotten about girls like me?

Why Keilah West? Keilah’s character is based somewhat on my own personality. She is a world class klutz who gets herself into a lot of predicaments. I believe kids everywhere can relate to her story.

What’s next? I have a series of picture books in the works – featuring the one and only Keilah West. I am super excited to share this lovable little girl with the rest of the world.


About the Author

Katina Chimney is a first time children’s book author who lives in Houston, Texas and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She earned a Associate of Arts in Journalism at Tyler Junior College and went on to complete her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations degree at the University of Texas in Austin. She also earned a Graduate Marketing Certificate at the University of Phoenix.  She loves good food, cool people and her dog, Naila.