Kelly Bennett Seiler

Kelly Bennett Seiler is the author of The Plan and Shifting Time. A former high school English teacher and school counselor, she has written articles for such websites as eHow and Livestrong, in addition to creating questions for nationally standardized exams. She’s been featured by Woman’s Day magazine, NPR and PBS and was on the cover of Military Spouse magazine. Kelly has edited numerous books, including a New York Times bestseller. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and her Master’s degree in English from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. A native of New Jersey, Kelly currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.


Books by this Author

The Plan
Shifting Time

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. She, who can make her friends laugh, is blessed.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd love to work for the FBI. It's probably not as exciting as it seems in books and on TV, but I'd still like to give it a go!

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to sit down for tea with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  I would ask her all the questions most everyone wants to know about Camelot . . . what it was like to be married to JFK and how she dealt with his infidelity.  I'd ask for 'behind the scenes' details of White House events and incidences like the Cuban Missile Crisis.  And, also, what it was like to raise her two children (seemingly very well) in the spotlight of the entire world.  Finally, I'd ask her all about her love of literature.  Oh - and before she left, I'd inquire about some timeless fashion tips for myself.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I'm not sure she would be called a 'historical figure,' but I find I relate a lot to the late Erma Bombeck. She found the fun and humor in every day experiences - especially those that revolved around being a wife and mother. My friends (especially my Facebook ones!) always say I do the same.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On a beach - with a lot of shade, because I burn! Reading a good book.

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