Kim McDougall


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About Me

I'm an author, fiber artist and photographer. I write children's and YA fiction under my married name, Kim Chatel. My evil twin, Kim McDougall, writes dark fantasy fiction. I have two separate websites so that I don't mix these genres up. That would be bad.

Here are some things I am passionate about: Fiber Art, Photography, children’s literacy, animals, boating, nature, genre-bending fiction. I love the blending of technology and art, and get excited by unique, multimedia projects.


As co-founder and CEO of Castelane, I work with independent authors and small publishers to create dynamic promotions for books. Visit for book trailers, book cover designs, ghost writing and editing services.  



I am also a proud member of the Writers' Community of York Region.