Kim Gruenenfelder Smith (born Kimberly Ann Gruenenfelder) is an American author of women's fiction, specifically romantic comedy fiction, novels. Her debut novel, "A Total Waste of Makeup", has been published in six languages and eight international editions to date, and is followed by a sequel, "Misery Loves Cabernet". "Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink", is a sequel to 2010's "There's Cake in My Future". Her fifth published novel, "Love The Wine You're With", which details the adventures of a group of friends who open a wine bar, was released June 13, 2017.In addition to her published novels, she has written screenplays, a stage play, and was also a writer for the television show Jeopardy!. In 2016, she created the word "Eciah", which refers to a moment in your life when your future gets a lot brighter. This word pairs with a website, where people share their eciah stories.In January 2018, Gruenenfelder announced a plan to run for the representative seat of California's 28th congressional district, to challenge incumbent Adam Schiff as a Democrat, but ultimately decided not to run.