Kimberly Blaker is a published author, award-winning research writer, professional freelance writer, and former columnist. Her articles, editorials, and content have appeared in more than 250 magazines, newspapers, and websites. This includes major dailies such as Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Examiner, and Los Angeles Daily Journal. Some of the national publications in which her work has appeared include Complete Woman, Listen, The Humanist, Playgirl, Liberty, and the international Mothering. Formerly, she worked as a newspaper journalist as well.
Kimberly has also done business and non-profit writing as a professional freelance writer. This includes company and professional profiles, SEO content writing, news releases, marketing letters, newsletters, and more.
As a versatile non-fiction writer, she has a broad range of interests. She writes light articles on family fun, relationships, and home decorating. She also writes serious, well-researched articles and content on health/mental health, safety issues, social problems, and more. Not to mention, Kimberly has passionately penned editorials and written a book on controversial social and political issues.
While attending college, she was awarded first-place winner in a statewide 2-year college research writing competition. Faculty also selected her to serve as a college writing tutor.
Aside from her writing career, Kimberly is an advocate for better mental health care for those with a serious mental illness. In 2015, she took charge by creating efforts to get the bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act passed. She played an instrumental role by leading a group of 200 advocates through various efforts. Ultimately, this became the mental health care portion of the 21st Century Cures Act. It was signed into law by President Obama in December 2016.