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Kimberly Keyes, Writer

Kimberly Keyes, Writer


I was born in Baltimore and grew up in nearby Glen Burnie but I now live in Greenbelt. I’ve been writing for years, even since I worked on my high school newspaper. I have a BS degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.
I have also into technology ever since I worked in the corporate offices of a now-defunct computer reseller when I was exposed to all the things that technology could do. I became involved in the Maker movement. I was initially involved with the Greenbelt Makerspace but you can frequently see me hang out at The Space, which is another makerspace located in Beltway Plaza, near the AMC Theaters.
My first book, The Cash-Strapped Person’s Guide to Thriving in the Digital Age, came about as a result of having so many people tell me about how one can obtain a computer and software without having to go into major debt. I started writing down so many open source software alternatives to popular applications by large corporations like Microsoft and Adobe that I realized that I had enough material to write a book. I took a couple of courses on self-publishing on Lynda.com (that I obtained for free through using my library card) and I managed to get my book published.
I’m also an artist and photographer as well as a writer and you can see my work at my blog, Sagittarius Dolly. Check out my past shows and awards and press clips.


You can purchase my book The Cash-Strapped Person’s Guide to Thriving in the Digital Age in the following formats and places:




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