KIMMY WEST – FOUNDER / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
LOCATION: Northern California
BIO: I’ve been following books as they became movies since my Harry Potter addiction that begun at the age of 9. I fell into the world of online journalism through starting fan sites, my first of which was launched as a hobby in 2007 when I was 15 all about Twilight, and had nothing besides the HTML knowledge of a teenager who visited Neopets and MySpace (woah, retro). I still have a fansite today, all about The Hunger Games, called Mockingjay.net. It can get exhausting writing about one thing all day, and building up a website only to have the franchise end isn’t a very good site model after a while. I realized that most normal movie sites don’t provide enough information to meet the demand of book fans, that’s why they visit fan sites. However, fan sites hardly ever get great press access – and when a book is becoming a film, die-hard fans want to know everything. That’s where my idea for a website about adaptations came about! A site that had all the positives of a big movie site, while also really catering to the fans of the books. After around three years of trial and error, Page to Premiere began to grow, and today it’s bigger than I ever imagined. Thank you so much for making the site what it is today. I’m also currently traveling the world as a digital nomad, and writing about the experience on my lifestyle/mental health/travel blog called Jolvie.