Kim spent his early childhood in the midlands but later moved with his parents to the south Devon coast. After creating a career in sales marketing he moved to London but later spent four years living and working in an Emirate on the Arabian Gulf. After returning to London, in 1995, was accepted as an undergraduate by the University of Winchester, reading English and American Studies. After achieving a First class degree, Kim went on to complete an MA in English Literature at Kings College London and then the University of East Anglia, Norwich where, in 2003 Kim was awarded a PhD.
In 2004 Kim's first book told the story of how during the nineteenth century American's adopted Shakespeare as a "founding father" and one of the symbols of their developing nation. His second book, This Precious Isle - was published July 2011.
The third book, Sailing Around Britain published by Fernhurst Books in November 2014, is reworked and repackaged traveller's narrative of a voyage and visits to forty-eight towns. Evoking the spirit of both Jerome K. Jerome with his Three Men in a Boat and Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around The World, Kim shares his thoughts and struggles, recounting how easy it is for anyone to become an adventurer here at home. It is both a portrait of contemporary Britain and a story written to inspire the fifties "everyman" to leave the comfort of the couch and discover themselves and their home island.