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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Lincoln. "Skip the play." (this sounds familiar to me, so I believe I'm not the first to say this).
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. 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. 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.