New release available fall 2023
I'm so excited to share the cover art of my second book, "To Whom It May Concern." This Young Adult fiction focuses on Logan, who is shocked to learn he's adopted.
As an adopted child, this story was fun to write. I can't wait for it to be available so you can enjoy the adventure as well.
Thank you, W. Brand Publishing for such an amazing cover.
Moving eleven times before the eleventh grade, provided me not only with great space perception from all the packing but also with a great desire to travel and explore the world. My physical wanderlust and spiritual soul-searching collided as I spent five years living and teaching in Central China. My first memoir is a window to my journey to finding physical, emotional, and spiritual freedom in communist China.
From W. Brand Publishing
Fascinating. Poignant. Funny. This spiritual coming-of-age journey will warm your heart and touch your soul as you watch the author grow and blossom in her life and faith in a land far, far away.
Laura Jensen Walker, Award-winning author of Reconstructing Natalie
(Kim) Orendor is both a storyteller and a journalist, and the distinction is important. The storyteller weaves tales that provide the reader with an immersive audio-visual experience, surprisingly even within the 2D medium of print. Simultaneously, the journalist pays close, accurate (I’d venture to even say “affectionate”) attention to the details of her surroundings, thereby constantly feeding the storyteller information to process and use for the non-stop story-weaving. I'll go as far as to say that Orendor has Joan Didion's perceptive eye, Mary Karr's emotional prowess, and David Sedaris' self-deprecating humor. And she wraps these sharpened skillsets in her unique spiritual reflections.
David Lacy, award-winning columnist/English professor
The author is Kim Orendor, someone I have always known and admired as a talented sportswriter, a demanding editor and a colleague-in-arms in the struggle to keep community journalism alive and thriving.
But, I have never thought of her as a maven of the memoir, a title she richly deserves after I finished reading her moving, poignant and at times flat-out funny book titled “Unbound Feet: Finding Freedom in Communist China.”
Bob Dunning, Award-winning columnist for The Davis Enterprise