Kim Cano was born November 13th, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. She’s a Scorpio with Scorpio rising, for those who are astrologically-inclined. People often describe her as “intense.” She has an older brother, Dave, and the two were raised by their mom, a single parent, moving often.

She’s not sure if it’s because she’s part Hungarian gypsy, but the moving trend continued as an adult, with stop offs in both Arizona and New Mexico. At the moment, she’s back in Chicagoland, living in the suburbs with her husband and cat.

Kim has always wanted to be a writer. She’s taken courses online at Writer’s Online University, read lots of Writer’s Digest books on technique, and subscribes to Writer’s Digest magazine. And, of course, she loves to read. Yet she never devoted enough time to her passion. She would always get around to writing “someday.”

When the company she worked for closed its doors, she decided it was the perfect opportunity to write her first novel.  While working on the second draft, she was meditating and got an idea: why not put a few short stories together as an E-book and share them with everyone—for fun, and to help raise money for homeless pets. The result is For Animal Lovers. A book with 10% of the sale price donated to the ASPCA®.

Kim’s debut novel, A Widow Redefined, comes out in April 2013.



For Animal Lovers is a heartwarming book for kids ages 9-12. Although mainly a short story collection for children, it also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart. Prepare to be transported into the world of each animal, as they tell their tale in their own words.

Best of all, 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets!

“Becoming Sacred” – Charlie is a cow who lives on a farm, but plans to escape and move to India, fulfilling a promise he made to his late father.

“Pascal’s Magic” – A classic cat story. Pascal is an adopted shelter cat who has been through a lot. Now with new owners, he finds he needs to work his special brand of magic to save his family.

“Abduction at Sea” – Alice is a special-needs swordfish who’s obsessed with aliens. In order to be an independent gladiator of the sea, Alice has to learn to confront some of the greatest dangers the ocean has to offer

Kim’s Cause: Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.

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