Kim was born and raised in Thunder Bay. She obtained her Social Service Worker Diploma from Confederation College. She went on to Lakehead University, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree of Social Work. Kim spent several years working in the helping profession, a year of which was in Atikokan. She and her partner Jon, now live in Nipigon. Over the last thirty years, she has published her biography and two novels, as well as Thunder Bay City’s True Murder Investigations 1882-2014. Kim is in the process of completing her fourth book, Thunder Bay District’s True Murder Investigations 1885–2016. She has also contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines.