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. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Recognizing that happiness is best when it is fleeting and unexpected, and because of that, it should be savored when it comes.
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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Miss Haversham [shiver]
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Singing. On key. With melody (to be very specific).