My name is Kim Bongiorno. I am a freelance writer, blogger, essayist, author of a collection of short fiction stories, and have completed my first Young Adult fictional novel manuscript.
I have been published in seven books (with another coming in Spring 2016):
I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, March 2015
Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays, November 2014
I Just Want to Be Alone, March 2014
“You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth”, August 2013
I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE, February 2013 – A New York Times Best Seller
Part of My World: Short Stories, January 2013
Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups and Crack-Ups, November 2012
Let Me Start By Saying started as a place for me to write about finding the humor in a life that kept throwing lemons at my head while I worked toward my end goal of being a full-time freelance writer and novelist. It has received accolades from Babble, HuffPostParents, NickMom, and BlogHer, as well as earned me the titles 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year (Inspiration) and Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom of 2011 and 2012. You can see some of my most popular posts here.
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My work has appeared on/in the following publications:
The Washington Post, NickMom, LifetimeMoms, The Huffington Post, In The Powder Room, Momtastic, Mamalode, iVillage, Today’s Mama, Nickelodeon ParentsConnect, Parents Magazine, QueenLatifah.com, PopSugar, EverydayFamily, ScaryMommy, The Good Men Project, Mommy Shorts, Rants from Mommyland, Bonbon Break, BlogHer, All4Women, The Mouthy Housewives, FitFusion, gDiapers, Centsless Deals, NinjaMom, and others.
I wrote and designed 150+ short online ebooks on topics such as humor, health, parenting, children’s stories, and more for the start-up company Britely.com.
Honored as a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year in the Inspiration category.
Listed as one of the “10 Funny Mom Bloggers You Should Read Today” on Babble (2012).
Chosen as a “Best of the Mom and Dad Blogs This Week” on Huffington Post Parents (2012).
Voted a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom in 2011 and 2012.
I taught two sessions at the 2014 BlogU Conference, ‘How to Be a Better Writer’ and ‘From Blog to Book.’
I will be teaching a session at the 2015 BlogU Conference, ‘Establishing a Professional Online Presence.’
I was on a panel of experts at the Speed Dating for Writers during the 2016 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. I consulted on social media.
Readings, book signings, and other appearances, past and future, are on my Events page.
In 2012, I created, launched, and wrote the holiday-season website ElfShaming.com.
I am open to all inquiries about employment, PR and media requests, speaking opportunities, and requests by publishing houses for more information on my YA manuscript. Please email me at LetMeStartBySaying.Info[at]Gmail.com or contact me through this form: