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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes and The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats

In 2010, Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes began publishing creative nonfiction. A former Justice Department official, Kimba originally focused her writings on criminal and juvenile justice but expanded her publications to include, “girls in the juvenile justice system, disproportionate minority confinement, community safety and mobilization, and law enforcement leadership.”

Two years later, in 2012, as a way to promote her work as a writer and to support her upcoming book release, Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes, initiated her blog, The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats: Where midlifers come to sit, laugh, “occasionally” drink tequila.

As Kimba explains, “In The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats we discuss all things relevant to midlifers: marriages and relationships, kids, wrinkle cream, menopause, our favorite women, our favorite men, and anything else of interest to those with ‘Club Fifty’ status.” However, middle-aged women aren’t the only ones who visit her blog – “the occasional fella drops by – he’s usually drunk,” Kimba adds.

Kimba’s first book, I Was In Love With A Short Man Once was published in June, 2015, and her second book, Magic Fishing Panties: More Tales from a Crazy Southern Irish Gal, was released in August, 2015. You can purchase both copies by clicking the links. 

Featured in numerous publications over the years, in addition to writing books, Kimba still manages to maintain her The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats blog. So if you’re interested in reading her blog or her books, please click on any of the links in this blog.

I’ll leave you with this final quote from Kimba Dalferes: “I hope you enjoy your time in The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats and you come back often. Wondering what makes Kimba tick? This favorite quote from one of the grand dames of writing, Erma Bombeck, might help: Hook 'em with the lead. Hold 'em with laughter. Exit with a quip they won't forget. This seems to be a good overall life goal, don’t you think?”


  1. Thanks so much for this WONDERFUL shout out Theresa! Your generosity is much appreciated. #galpalforlife

    1. You are more than welcome. I enjoyed "meeting" you ;)

  2. I love reading Kimba's post! The Middle Age Cheap Seats is one of my favorite blogs! I must check out those books!