Kimsey Wade is a native Oklahoman, reared on the ceremonial grounds of the Osage Indian tribe in Hominy, Oklahoma. After graduating from Hominy High School, Kimsey attended Southwestern State College and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). He graduated from OBU in May of 1974 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Music. He continued his education at Central State University and the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he studied political science, specializing in state and local government.
Upon completion of his higher education, Kimsey worked several years in public administration with the Boy Scouts of America in Southern Oklahoma, and with the sub-state planning organization in Northeast Oklahoma. In 1987, he left the public sector and opened a private piano studio in Vinita, Oklahoma, where he continues to teach piano to children, teens and adults.
In 1987 the Wades adopted a young girl from an orphanage in the Peten region of Guatemala. Moved by what he saw, Kimsey organized and led seven mission trips back to Guatemala to assist the orphanage with construction of buildings, schools, and a mission church in San Andres. In 1992 he formed a nonprofit organization to solicit funds for the operation of the school and mission church.
Kimsey's desire to write became a reality in the spring of 1995 when he enrolled in a course with the Institute of Children's Literature. He successfully completed the institute's three courses: Writing for Children and Teens: The Basic Course; Writing Articles and Short Stories for children and Teens; and, The Book Course. His first novel, Ray of Hope, was published by Trafford in February 2003. He had his works published in several magazines including: CLUBHOUSE MAGAZINE; FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ; LISTEN MAGAZINE; GRIT; POWER STATION; BOY'S QUEST; SIRS; STRAIGHT; DISCOVERY TRAILS; and,CLUB CONNECTION . In addition, he has won numerous awards at the Christian Writer's Conference held at Glorieta Conference Center in New Mexico.
Kimsey married his wife Anita, in February 1980. They are the parents of four children. The youngest two are high school students. The oldest daughter is attending OBU, and majoring in Children's Ministry. The oldest son is married, and lives in Vinita with his wife and three-year-old daughter.