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Featured novel: Byrd, Snowflakes in a Blizzard, blog by Darrell Laurant, January 29, 2019

“Writing with Fire: How Acclaimed Novelist Kim Church Found Inspiration,” by Antionette Kerr, photos by Donnie Roberts, in Davidson Living Magazine, November 2017 (print-only)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Kim Church’s ‘Byrd’,” Andrew Hedglin, Lemuria Blog, July 20, 2017

Podcast: Anna Hayes and Kim Church on the Crook’s Corner Book Prize, interview by Melissa Clay of the UNC Institute of Arts and Humanities, January 2017

Podcast: Reading at N.C. Writers Network Fall Conference, November 2016

My Assignment: Pick 12 Southern Writers,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, July 1, 2016

Kim Church’s ‘Partial Index’ to Patti Smith’s ‘M Train’,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer, June 25, 2016

Meet the North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Recipients,” North Carolina Arts Council, September 28, 2015

Podcast: Books on the Nightstand, author talk at Booktopia Asheville 2014, posted September 22, 2015

$10,000 worth of validation for writers: N.C. Arts Council awards 13 fellowships to N.C. writers,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer, August 16, 2015

Summer Reading List, Journal de Jalune, August 2015

What to read: The books of summer 2015, Inside Jersey Magazine, July 2015

Video: North Carolina Bookwatch, UNC-TV (PBS), April 17, 2015

Video: North Carolina Now, UNC-TV (PBS), April 14, 2015

Church’s ‘Byrd’ may fly her to a new place,” Deirdre Parker Smith, Salisbury Post, April 12, 2015

Kim Church’s Five Most Memorable Books,” Charlotte Observer, March 30, 2015

Authors and Readers Have a Good Time at Rowan Reading Rendezvous,” Deirdre Parker Smith, Salisbury Post, March 22, 2015

Salisbury’s Reading Rendezvous,” Charlotte Observer, March 17, 2015

Four N.C. Books for Spring,” D.G. Martin, Winston-Salem Journal, March 16, 2015

Book Beat,” Raleigh News & Observer, January 26, 2015

Authors, readers connect at 3rd ‘Movable Feast,'” Winston-Salem Journal, January 26, 2015

Church, formerly of Lexington, wins award for her book, Byrd,” The Dispatch, January 22, 2015

Top 5 Reads of 2014,” LibraryThing, January 9, 2015

“A Page from D.G. Martin’s Notebook,” WCHL, January 9, 2015 (audio)

A Very Southern Book Prize,” Garden & Gun, January 8, 2015

Assessing an active but stratified N.C. literary scene–plus, some cool 2014 titles you might have missed,” Brian Howe, The Independent Weekly, January 7, 2015

Church Takes Home Second Crook’s Corner Book Prize,” Cliff Bellamy, Durham Herald Sun, January 5, 2015

Byrd Wins Crook’s Corner Book Prize,” Danny Romine Powell, Reading Matters, Charlotte Observer, January 5, 2015

The Best Debut Fiction of 2014,” Hungry for Good Books?, December 29, 2014

Favorite Reads, 2014 Edition,” Kalen Landow, December 25, 2014

My Favorite Reads of 2014,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer, December 21, 2014

Best New Books of 2014, Wake County Public Libraries, December 11, 2014

Interview by Barbara Presnell: Kim Church and Jack Riggs, The Lexington Dispatch, November 5, 2014

Video:A Day with Kim Church,” author documentary by Anna Schwartz/Dzanc Books, October 2014

Interview by Bonnie ZoBell, West Coast Interviews, October 3, 2014

Kim Church Talks about Byrd,” interview by Virginia Pye, Baked in a Pye, September 23, 2014

These books will warm the cold days ahead,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer, September 5, 2014

Debut novels set in the South,” Dannye Romine Powell, Reading Matters, August 19, 2014

Balancing Act: Q&A with Novelist and Attorney Kim Church,” Fred Wasser, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC, August 17, 2014

10 Great Summer Reads by North Carolina Authors,” N.C. Arts Council, Adventures in North Carolina Culture, July 2014

Add These Titles to Your Reading Lists,” Jill Doss-Raines, The Lexington Dispatch, July 23, 2014

A Great Reading List: The Long-List for a Prestigious First Novel Prize,” Dannye Romine Powell, Reading Matters, July 9, 2014

Audio: Interview by Fred Wasser on “Breathing Room: Jazz, Standards, & Conversation,” WCOM 103.5 FM, July 5, 2014. Listen online.

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Audio: “Letters to the Unborn,” interview by Frank Stasio on “The State of Things,” WUNC 91.5 FM (NPR), July 2, 2014

Audio: Interview by D.G. Martin on “Who’s Talking,” WCHL 97.9 FM, June 14, 2014

Audio: Interview by Ben McNeely on “This is Raleigh,” Little Raleigh Radio, June 11, 2014

On redemption, plot twists, and the art of Wiley Quixote: interview by Mary Akers, r.kv.r.y quarterly literary journal, May 2014

“Native’s Book Takes Flight,” Jill Doss-Raines, The Dispatch, Lexington, NC, May 2014

“Author Uses Stint at UNCG as Foundation for First Novel,” by Linda C. Brinson, Greensboro News & Record, April 2014

“The Longing that Feeds Kim Church’s Byrd,” Dannye Romine Powell, Charlotte Observer, April 2014

“Adoption and Heartache in Greensboro,” Spencer Auten, The Carolinian, UNC-Greensboro, April 2014

“Raleigh Author Publishes Her First Novel,” Kevin deMontbrun, The Technician, N.C. State University, April 2014

“Debut Novel Set in North Carolina,” Faye Dasen, The Pilot, April 2014

“A Story of Love and Longing,” Andrea Weigl, Raleigh News & Observer, March 2014

On writing rituals, Southern influences, and the untold stories of birth parents: interview by Craig L. Gidney, Washington Independent Review of Books, March 2014

On reading musician bios and other guilty pleasures: interview by Nicole Bonia of Linus’s Blanket in Bloggers Recommend, March 2014

“How a Song Wants to Sound: An Interview with Kim Church,” Elaine Neil Orr, Fiction Writers Review, March 2014

On lawyering, writing as a second career, and what love’s got to do with it: interview by Sonya Chung, Bloom, March 2014

The TNB Self-Interview, The Nervous Breakdown, March 2014

Interview with Lauren Fortgang, narrator of Byrd the audio book, Audio Gals, February 2014