Kim Lock was born in Mount Gambier in the 1980s. In her early twenties she moved to Darwin, where she spent several years as a senior graphic designer for the Northern Territory’s top advertising agency. As always, she wrote—but she kept it to herself.
After living in Darwin, Melbourne and Canberra, Kim returned to South Australia, where she lives in the Barossa Valley with her partner and children.
Inspired by a fascination with the tales that develop behind closed doors, Kim’s fiction explores the stories that shape people’s lives, but that they hide from society.
Kim qualified as a breastfeeding counsellor when her first child was young, and has volunteered supporting parents in this role for almost ten years. She has a particular passion in activism for women’s rights in pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Kim Lock's debut novel, Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, was released by MidnightSun Publishing in 2013. Her second novel was selected to participate in the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program 2013 and was released by Pan Macmillan Australia titled Like I Can Love in March 2016. (Titled as The Good Mother with Little Brown, UK and Random House, Germany.) Her writing has also appeared in, amongst others, Kill Your Darlings, The Guardian, Daily Life, and The Sydney Morning Herald online.
In between writing, Kim works as a freelance graphic designer. Kim's third novel, The Three of Us, will be published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2018.