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 hero?
A. Today? Harriet the Spy.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Those who think a rule or custom is universally applicable. Except for brushing your teeth, everyone should do that, of course.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Whining. Aloud.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Today? Hmmm: Winner Takes It All (ABBA): With or Without You (U2); Shattered (O.A.R); Viva La Vida (Coldplay); I Am Where It Takes Me (Black Light Burns)