Kimber Fountain - Galveston Author and Speaker

About Kimber Fountain:

Kimber Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and longtime resident of Galveston Island. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin, Kimber lived in Chicago for several years where she worked as an actor and commercial voice-over artist.

Upon returning to Texas, she made her home in Galveston and discovered a profound interest in the rich history of the island. Her professional literary career began in 2012 as a writer for The Island Guide, and she was the Editor-in-Chief and Feature Writer of Galveston Monthly magazine from 2015-2021.

Kimber has authored three books on Galveston history: the Galveston Seawall Chronicles (2017), Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line (2018), and The Maceos and The Free State of Galveston, An Authorized History (2020), all from Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, the largest publisher of regional history in the nation. Kimber is also professional speaker who holds history and book lectures all across the Houston area, and in 2019, she launched The Red Light District Tours of Galveston, an historical walking tour inspired by her books.

Devoted to promoting and preserving the local Galveston arts and history community, Kimber currently serves on the board of the Galveston Naval Museum where she chairs the Curation & Education Committee. She also served as chair of the Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council for six years, and she is occasionally seen on stage at the Island East-End Theatre Company in downtown Galveston.


Signed copies of Kimber's books are available for online purchase here.