Kim Cross


Birmingham, AL

Kim Cross

Writer. Rider. Raconteur.



What Stands in a Storm

Winner of a Gold Lowell Thomas Award from SATW and two MIN Awards (print and online).
Southern Living Link to Story

The King of Tides

Winner of a Gold Lowell Thomas Award; republished in the Best American Sports Writing 2016
Southwest magazine Link to Story

The Crossing

International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Award, Culinary Travel Writing
Cooking Light Link to Story

When syncopation rocks a nation: “Hamilton” enthralls fifth-graders

A riff on the next-level narrative craftsmanship of this storytelling masterpiece.
Nieman Storyboard Link to Story

The Redemption of Artis Monroe

For one man, restoring old bikes in prison was a vehicle for freedom. Even if the details kept slipping around.
Bicycling Link to Story

Marianne Vos is the Boss

The world’s best bike racer is a woman and inadvertent activist, taking on the fight against gender inequality in a sport whose future has to involve knocking down a few doors.
Outside Link to Story

More Than A Birdhouse

Purple Martins: the birds with a human landlord.
Garden & Gun Link to Story

Take These Broken Wings

He lost both hands and feet at 21. But his hardest trial was vying for a spot on the Paralympic Team.
SB Nation Link to Story

The $37 Billion Oil Spill

SPECIAL REPORT: On the 5-year anniversary of the BP spill, a look at what the science says.
Outside Magazine Link to Story

The Art of Losing

In the biggest race of our lives, we learn that sometimes you have more to gain by losing than winning.

The Last Faulkner

A rare, inside glimpse of a sometimes-impenetrable Southern literary icon, from his niece.
Southern Living Link to Story

Angle of Repose: Jackson Hole bike trails

The story of the handshake that ended illegal trail building on Teton Pass.


Kim Cross

Kim Cross is the author of the NYT best-selling What Stands in a Storm, winner of the Fitzgerald Museum Prize for Excellence in Writing and the American Society of Journalists and Authors book award for general nonfiction. A full-time freelance writer, she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Media Industry Newsletter. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Garden & Gun, Southwest, Parade, Cooking Light, Bicycling, and She lives in Idaho.



  • Fly fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Cycling
  • Canyoneering
  • Outdoor adventure