Writing has been Kelly's passion since her sixth grade essay on how to not bake bread earned her an A plus. After cleaning up the bread dough that oozed on to the floor, she gave up bread making for good and turned to writing as a creative outlet. A graduate of the University of Delaware (English major, of course) she spends her days writing and teaching writing. Look for her next book, The Salem Witch Tryouts, from Simon Pulse in Fall 2006.
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Why only ask why, when researching the answer can prove so interesting?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Miss Haversham [shiver]
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Never giving up on my dreams, no matter how far fetched or bizarre others may find them.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Oprah. It seems to me that she always asks herself how she can make the world better and have a little fun.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Today? Harriet the Spy.