K. Danielle (Kimberly Smith) is a poet, blogger, and children’s book author from Mississippi whose love for reading and writing was nurtured by her mom, Zerlin Dean Jones. For K. Danielle, pursuing her career as an author is her contribution to her mom’s legacy as it was her mom’s dream that she become a successful author. In July 2020, she launched her second publishing company, Red Ink Publishing, in honor of her mom.
She began her writing career with the publication of Pieces of My Reflection written under the pen name JustasPoetic in 2015. It is a collection of poems that span ten years. Shortly after, she founded Peppermint Publishing and is diligently working on a series of books for young readers ages 4-9 about characters inspired by her children.
K. Danielle currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Sherwin, and her three children, Kyndal, Saniya, and Sherwin III. In addition to writing, she also provides virtual bookkeeping services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, crafting, and writing.