College Alumni Article Coverage

Prompted by the recent Ski A to Z book signing at Ski Rossendale this article charts the story journey of my learning and career through to my present illustration work.

Image by Catherine Smyth Media

A reporter from my former college wrote up this alumni interview for Accrington and Rossendale College and it was used for an article with News Anyway.

See the full college alumni article here.

Read the News Anyway article here

For more information about my portfolio projects click here. Ski A to Z info and links to get your copy of the book are here.

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Manchester Book Signing

It was great to meet so many lovely people and sign Ski A to Z books at Chill Factore in Manchester on Monday.

The ski race event was the British Schools Indoor Open Championships organised by National Schools Snowsports Association supported by Snowsport England.

I was at the event to sign books and to raise awareness of Ski A to Z as an ideal resource for school ski trips. The book is informative and engaging on skiing, a great help to teachers, parents and pupils who are embarking on, or wanting to develop, their skiing.

It was fun to chat about skiing, and the feedback about my work was both heartwarming and inspiring.

Lovely to see some good ski friends not seen for years including Danny; we used to race together at Ski Rossendale and Rossendale Ski Club.

I used some of my ski fabric on my table and also customised my shirt sleeves. To see and buy my fabric designs click here.

If you are based in the UK and would like a signed first edition of Ski A to Z please email inspirebykim@outlook.com

Or to buy a book or ebook online visit the Ski A to Z page.

Th ski racing was exhilarating and the enthusiasm of the youngsters skiers was inspiring. The energy was high and I’m sure the youngsters were pleased to be skiing on a school day.

Some of the children arrived in their school uniforms carrying ski boots and ski helmets.

Here is one of the school ski trip themed illustrations I have been working on lately for an upcoming magazine article.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer and Meyer Sport (UK) for more information and to order your copy click here.

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Lancashire Telegraph Book Signing Story

It was wonderful to see this article in Lancashire Telegraph about the Ski A to Z book signing event at Rossendale.

Media coverage helps to spread the news about the book and help the message to reach the people who will benefit from the book.

Here’s the story online.

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/20067042.skier-author-returns-rossendale-ski-slope-book-signing/

Thanks to Ski Rossendale and Lancashire Telegraph for this. The event as a great success. it was wonderful to meet such lovely people and see their enthusiasm for skiing. I hope their books will be a great help to their enjoyment of the sport.

Information and links to buy Ski A to Z are here.

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Lancs Live Ski A to Z Book Signing Story

Thank you to Lancs Live for the story about the book signing event at Ski Rossendale.

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/rossendale-skier-who-took-austrian-23620178

Thanks to all who came along and to all the team at Ski Rossendale.

Information and order links for Ski A to Z are here.

Giving manager of Ski Rossendale Dave Fuller a Ski A to Z book at the meet the author event.

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Ski A to Z Book Signing – Interview on BBC Radio Lancashire

It was great to speak to Shigufta Khan live on BBC Radio Lancashire on the morning of the book signing at Ski Rossendale on Saturday 9th April.

To listen to the interview press play below…

Ski A to Z is an illustrated introduction to skiing. Information and links to buy Ski A to Z are here.

I have done numerous radio interviews in my work in past, in travel PR, so it’s nice to now talk about my own products and work. I appreciate the support from BBC Radio Lancashire, it’s lovely station that has made a huge difference to the community through the times restricted by Covid-19.

Please like and share with friends and colleagues who may be interested in skiing.

Thank you

Kim

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Book Signing/ Meet The Author Event At Ski Rossendale

It was wonderful to take ‘Ski A to Z‘ to where my ski story began at Ski Rossendale, in Lancashire for a book signing event on Saturday.

Kimberley Kay with Dave Fuller, manager of Ski Rossendale.
Kimberley Kay with Dave Fuller, manager of Ski Rossendale

At a book signing event on Saturday it was great to meet skiers and youngsters starting their own ski journeys. Thank you to everyone who came along to the book signing and to all the team at Ski Rossendale.

I hope everyone enjoys the books, and the bookmarks and ‘colour in’ check ‘lists’ created for the event. Thanks to Killaprint for printing them.

This is the press release that was issued about the book signing…

Ski Book Author/ Illustrator Brings Ski Book Home for Signing 

The author and illustrator of new ski book Ski A to Z will be returning to her ski roots to sign books at Ski Rossendale.

Kimberley Kay, debut author and illustrator of Ski A to Z will be signing books at Ski Rossendale, the artificial ski slope where her skiing career began, on Saturday 9th April between 9 am and 12 noon. 

Kimberley spent much of her childhood and teenage years skiing and working at Ski Rossendale. Ski Rossendale is now part of the The Hill outdoor entertainment venue.

Kimberley said, “I’m excited to be going back to my ski roots to sign books where it all started. Having skied, raced and worked at Ski Rossendale it will be great to be there with the book to chat about skiing. It is a chance for people to buy a signed copy of Ski A to Z, or to bring their copy of the book along for signing.” 

Kimberley Kay as a youngster at racing at Ski Rossendale
Kimberley Kay as a youngster at racing at Ski Rossendale

New book Ski A to Z is a practical, fully illustrated introduction to Alpine skiing, intended to answer all the questions new skiers may have and to help prepare them for mountain experiences.

Dave Fuller, manager of Ski Rossendale, said, “Many new people are introduced to skiing through artificial ski slopes such as Ski Rossendale. Kim’s book Ski A to Z complements the instruction we offer at Ski Rossendale, through group and private lessons, so we are delighted that Kim has created this book that can help people with the information they need to get into the sport. The book’s story started here and is now helping skiers across the globe.”

Published by Europe’s leading sports publisher, Meyer & Meyer Sport, Ski A to Z provides information, tips and insights to help novice skiers of all ages grasp the sport. The accompanying illustrations are intended to resonate with avid skiers as well as new, demonstrating the exhilaration and joy of skiing.

Kimberley Kay said, “Ski A to Z is helping to make the sport increasingly accessible to a more diverse audience by helping people to feel that they have adequate information to give skiing a try. Many people may be put off beginning the sport as they simply haven’t a clue where to start, what questions to ask – or even the confidence to ask those questions. Ski A to Z removes that barrier, giving all new skiers access to the information they need to venture into the sport and opens the door to experiencing the wonder of skiing.”

Kimberley Kay with Ski A to Z in Val Thorens March 2022.
Kimberley Kay with Ski A to Z in Val Thorens March 2022

Since starting skiing aged five Kimberley has over forty years of ski experience including racing, teaching, and heli-skiing, as well as ski holiday promotion during a 20 year career in travel PR, which included running the press offices for Going Places and TUI UK.

In full colour hardback format and ebook, Ski A to Z is available to buy now on all online book retailers and through bookshops. More information about the book can be found at www.skiatoz.com

ENDS

The author is available for interview, comment, and has broadcast experience. Review copies, book extracts and some editorial illustrations can be provided. 

ISBN: 9781782552338

For further information about Ski A to Z click here

The website for Ski Rossendale is here.

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