Kim Harms has a degree in English: Literary Studies with a journalism emphasis from Iowa State University. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and has nearly two decades of experience in freelance writing.
Harms first book, Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction released through Familius Publishing on September 28, 2021.
A breast cancer survivor who has undergone a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction, Harms’ first-hand knowledge of her subject allows her to connect with women who are experiencing all of the physical, emotional, psychological and relational challenges that breast reconstruction brings.
Harms was previously a regular contributor to nationally known Today’s Christian Woman magazine, and she has written for CT Women, Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Creation Illustrated and Wildfire among other publications.
Kim’s journalistic skills and storytelling ability to share her own personal struggles with breast cancer make this book exceptional. She includes helpful insights on how to deal with the collateral damage perpetrated on family and friends after the diagnosis of breast cancer along with how her faith lifted her and her husband up daily. Their faith encouraged them to persevere through all the hardships and grief of this diagnosis. I have taken to heart all that she has shared in this
book, and I think about her words every time I see another woman with breast cancer. Kim’s story has made me a better and more holistic breast surgeon, and I now choose my multidisciplinary physician team to better match the physical and emotional needs of my patients. – Susan L. Beck, DO, MPH, Breast Surgeon and Medical Director, Katzmann Breast Center
In Life Reconstructed, Kim Harms takes an event far too many women experience, and compassionately guides them through the process of breast reconstruction. She skillfully explains the technical issues involved, but also dives into the reactions and emotions that inevitably add to the confusion of breast reconstruction. As a breast cancer plus double mastectomy survivor myself, Life Reconstructed would have been a sweet companion as I traveled through my own journey. May Kim Harm’s words bless and comfort many women. – Katherine James, breast cancer survivor and author of the novel Can You See Anything Now, and a memoir, A Prayer for Orion.
Everyone needs to read this book to educate themselves, not just those who receive a cancer diagnosis… EVERYONE! Cancer touches us all in some way. Kim Harms does an excellent job of informing, educating and offering tips, techniques and resources. As a mental health therapist and 5 year cancer survivor, I am excited to see how much research and valuable information she has packed into this book. It is a MUST read. – Kathy Thompson, ATR, LPC, CADC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Breast Cancer Survivor
General Writing Endorsements
What I love about Kim’s writing is she is able to bring rich insights into the context of everyday life—all with a tone that is warm, personable, and inviting, connecting with readers almost as if they are her friends. Kim naturally integrates practical tips and creative ideas into her discussion of various topics, helping readers simultaneously go “deep” into the topic at hand while also providing them concrete ways to apply the ideas into their daily lives. Able to navigate both fun, light-hearted topics as well as serious or even painful subjects, Kim Harms is a versatile writer whose tone and approach resonate with female readers. – Kelli Trujillo, Editor CT Women and Special Projects, Christianity Today
Concise. Touching. Impactful. These are all words that describe the work of Kim Harms. Her writing spans a wide spectrum bringing a deep and touching relationship between herself and her readers. – Cindy Sproles, author Mercy’s Rain, Managing Editor SonRise Devotionals and Straight Street Books
Kim Harms keeps it real. She doesn’t mind addressing some tough topics but the warmth of her character and the gentleness of her voice makes reading about those topics palatable. Kim faced a health issue that most women her age don’t even think about, but she did so with grace. As she worked her way through the myriad of emotions a cancer diagnosis brings, she went public on her blog, bringing awareness to breast cancer. Her strength and faith brought hope to other women struggling with the same thing.”- Mary Potter Kenyon, author of “Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage,” and the award-winning, “Refined By Fire: A Journey of Grief and Grace”
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