Kidd was born and raised in the tiny town of Sylvester, Georgia. Her writing
has been deeply influenced by place, and she mined her experiences of growing up
in Sylvester when she wrote she mined her experiences of growing up
in Sylvester when she wrote teachers, who described her
as a 'born writer', she detoured into nursing ('partly due to a failure of
courage and partly due to the cultural climate of the South in 1966') during her
twenties. However, in her thirties (now with a husband and two children)
she felt the pull to return to writing and enrolled in a writing class.
One of her personal essays written for class was published in
Guideposts Magazine and reprinted in
Readers Digest, and thus began her career as a writer of personal experience
articles with an inspirational bent, publishing several hundred articles, mainly
in Guideposts Magazine.
Her first book was a spiritual memoir published in 1988, followed by a book on ...