Kimber Fountain

Kimber has authored three books on Galveston history: 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.  

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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, she lived in Chicago for several years before returning to Texas and making her home in Galveston, where she discovered a love for the city’s rich history.  Her literary career began in 2012 as a writer for The Island Guide, and she has served as the editor-in-chief and feature writer for Galveston Monthly since 2015. Kimber is also a professional speaker who holds history and book lectures all over Texas, and in the spring of 2019, she created the Red Light District Tours of Galveston, a historical walking tour inspired by her books. Devoted to promoting and preserving the local Galveston arts community, Kimber 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.