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. What do you regret most?
A. Not finding Ponce de Leon's fountain of youth (although I did look when I was in Florida).
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Being the neighborhood mean old grouch when I get old (not for many, many years from now).
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. But. And. So. Which. All the 'connector' words...but I do love them so very much.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Miss Haversham [shiver]