About Kim Moritsugu

Kim was born and raised in Toronto. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto, and worked for several years in a corporate setting before becoming a full-time fiction writer.

Kim is the author of seven novels so far: the romantic comedy Looks Perfect (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award), the domestic comedy Old Flames, the literary mystery The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award), the domestic novel The Restoration of Emily (serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers), the Rapid Reads short novel And Everything Nice, the suburban comedy of manners The Oakdale Dinner Club, and The Showrunner, a work of darkly humourous suspense.

Kim also conducts occasional walking tours of Toronto’s North Rosedale neighbourhood for Heritage Toronto, and teaches creative writing through The Humber School for Writers.

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From the publisher of The Showrunner

The hiring of a new assistant triggers a power struggle between an aging TV show creator and her former protégée.

Rising-star showrunner Stacey McCreedy has one goal: to leave behind her nerd-girl origins and become a power player — like Ann Dalloni, her former mentor and current producing partner. Ann, meanwhile, is feeling her age and losing her mind. But she’ll be damned if she cedes control of their hit primetime TV show to Stacey.

After Ann hires Jenna, a young actress hoping to restart her stalled career, as an assistant, the relationship between Ann and Stacey deteriorates into a blood feud. Soon, Jenna must choose whom to support and whom to betray to achieve her own ends. And Stacey will find out if she possesses the killer instinct needed to stay on top.

To learn about Kim’s other books, visit her website.


“Moritsugu pulls no punches in this delightfully twisty tale … This Joan Collins-meets-Lauren Weisberger is a beach read no-brainer.”


“[It] has all the drama of All About Eve and the attention to detail of The Devil Wears Prada. Moritsugu nails the California sun-drenched anorexic ethos. She rivals Nathanael West’s fabulous descriptions of Hollywood where the hopefuls become twisted by their own ambitions.”

Catherine Gildiner, author of Too Close to the Falls

“Moritsugu has written a compelling, suspenseful tale that bares the tawdry aspects of showbiz politics with more sophistication and drama than it really deserves.”

Winnipeg Review