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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. ...?! ...!? ...well, if I had to ... pistachios
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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Today? Harriet the Spy.