Blog by Author Kim Hester Writer of short stories, novels, and nonfiction books

HILLSBORO, Ore., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Want to explore the world through fiction? Then come to the Blog written by author Kim Hester to read about such exotic locales as the Fiji Islands, Diego Garcia, and Saudi Arabia, as well as first world sites such as Paris, London, Washington, D.C., and the Pacific Northwest.  These are the settings, among others, for Hester's fictional worlds. These works touch upon such controversial topics as beheadings as capital punishment, women's rights in the Middle East and elsewhere, the declining family institution in the West, and sectarianism versus secularism. Also, Hester writes on the plight of the widow in such diverse places as America and South Asia, religious persecution in West Asia, and traditional and contemporary roles of spouses in marriages.

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Hester brings to the craft of writing many years of experience as a writer, editor, and university lecturer. He is a former editor of publications with the California Department of Education and teaching fellow at Stanford University. He holds degrees from Stanford and from San Francisco State University and is a member of Mensa. His nonfiction works include books in culture, education, and language arts. He has earned a certificate in fiction writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City and is currently pursuing a certificate in novel writing at Stanford University. Degrees he holds include a bachelor's and a master's in English and a master's in education.

To learn more about the author Kim Hester and his writing, visit his blog to read about his latest projects and to read samples of his writing. The blog address is http://kimhester.org.



Media Contact: Kim Hester Kim Hester and Associates, 503-615-3166, kimhester@stanfordalumni.org

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