Kimber Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and longtime resident of Galveston Island. She has authored two books on Galveston history, the Galveston Seawall Chronicles (2017) and Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line (2018). 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 before returning to Texas and making her home in Galveston where she discovered a love for the city’s history while working as a tour guide on the Strand. Since 2015, Kimber has been the Editor-in-Chief and Feature Writer of Galveston Monthly magazine. She also serves as chair of the Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council and is occasionally seen on stage at the Island East-End Theatre Company in downtown Galveston.

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