Kim A. O'Connell is an award-winning journalist and essayist who has published widely in newspapers and magazines. Kim writes frequently about history, architecture, and sustainable design.She also writes about parenting, families, and other topics that interest her.
Kim's work has been published in Ladies Home Journal, Babble, Preservation, National Parks, NationalGeographic.com, and the Washington Post, among others.
Kim has a master of arts in historic preservation from Goucher College and a bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Maryland.
Newtown and Selective Mutism
Kim's essay on Newtown killer Adam Lanza and the possibility that he might have suffered from selective mutism appears on PsychologyToday.com. The piece is co-authored with social worker and special educator Marian Moldan.
Kim won third prize in the 2012 Bethesda Literary Festival competition with her essay "The Captain of the Zipper Club."
Renowned Historian Interview
Arlington magazine has published Kim's personal account of her meeting with renowned Civil War historian and author Ed Bearss, who was featured in Ken Burns' landmark documentary on the subject.
Kim recently published two articles on The Atlantic Cities web site, a sister publication of the Atlantic Monthly magazine: "Designing a City for the Deaf" and "The Trouble with Church Preservation."