Kimberly Michelle Reed is the youngest member of one of the many branches of the Reed family, the most powerful and prestigious line of wizards in the New World. She is fourth heir to the leadership of the Salemite Circle (so named for its founder, Salem Reed, rather than for the town in Massachusetts). In a family of people who can shoot fire from their fingertips, read minds, summon hurricanes, and cure disease, her own natural talent – preternaturally efficient research strategy – is considered somewhat lackluster.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, she was assigned by the Circle to act as their ambassador to the local vampire population. Unfortunately, no one told her that ambassadorship did not actually entail interaction or cordial relations, and as a broke graduate research assistant, she made the mistake of taking a job her undead acquaintances were sly enough to offer.
Her story can be found in The Medium, the upcoming Book of Lost Knowledge.