...me to tell her some "fun facts" about myself. Here are five! Thanks for asking, Carlie.
1. My favorite all-time Halloween costume was a Robin costume my mom made for me -- you know, Batman & Robin? My friend Craig was Batman and I was Robin.
2. I used to collect little plastic toys call Rat Finks. They came in gum machines for a quarter.
3. When I was in kindergarten, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said a guardian angel.
4. I once caught 36 toads in a single day so Craig and I could have a toad zoo for the neighborhood kids. Only five kids came, but they were pretty impressed. We let the toads go at the end of the day.
5. My cousin had a monkey when I was little and I thought he was the luckiest boy alive. Now I know it's better not to keep exotic animals as pets, but it was fun then.
GHOSTLY EVIDENCE is complete and in its final layout phase at Millbrook. On October 1, 2014, the final book will be available, and I think it's going to be sensational.
After four years of careful research, I had a lot of information I wanted to share, but not enough pages to share it. So I created a new website just for this book and the stories that didn't make it into the text.
If you want a sneak preview of what we had to cut from the final book, click HERE, then click on the GHOST STORIES button. And watch for additional stories from credible witnesses I have met and interviewed myself.
Then pick up a copy of GHOSTLY EVIDENCE this fall!
Thank you, Warrensburg Children's literature FEStival 2014
MSN video series: Kelly's curiosities
Episode One:-- Russian Space Rock
Episode Two -- Lulu the Hero Pig
Episode Three -- Dinosaur Poop
Episode Four -- Island of the Dolls
Episode Five -- Mortuary Mystery
Episode Six -- Spider Web Art
Episode Seven -- Cat Villages
Episode Eight -- Wanted: Bigfoot
Episode Nine -- Fossil Insects
Episode Ten -- Raptorex
OR ALL EPISODES HERE!
So glad she liked courageous canine, lilly's story!
Looking for an author visitor?
I'd love to go to your school. My calendar is filling up really quickly for the 2013/2014 school year, but if we hurry, we can still find a place for you.
My WONDERS OF WEIRD presentation is great for kids from kindergarten to grade 8. I'll do up to six presentations for elementary schools, up to three presentations at middle schools.
For more information about my presentations -- fees, expense requirements, ground transportation and hotel requests, click HERE.
If you'd like to know what other hosts think of my visits to there schools and festivals, click HERE.
If you'd like to see my current calendar -- keeping in mind, it changes almost daily -- click HERE.
Welcome to the WONDERS OF WEIRD!
I am a nonfiction children's writer and I love to write about things weird.My most popular books are:
Dinosaur Mummies (2003)
Albino Animals (2004)
Wild Dogs (2005)
Tales of the Cryptids (2006)
Mysteries of the Mummy Kids (2007)
Wild Horses (2008)
Dinosaur Parade (2008)
Saving the Baghad Zoo (2010)
In Search of Sasquatch (2011)
Alien Investigation (2012)
Girl Meets Boy (2012)
Hatchlings: Life Size Baby Dinosaurs (2012)
Tiger in Trouble (2012)
Courageous Canine (2013)
I am hard at work on other projects, including two books in a new series for Red Lemon Press called LIE DETECTORS -- one on dinosaurs and one on animals (coming this spring, 2014) and GHOST for Millbrook in October of 2014. I have two other series ideas in the works, so watch for more about those.
Most exciting of all, I'll soon be making ten video episodes of KELLY'S CURIOSITIES for MSN. I'll talk about ten weird but wonderful topics -- one in each three minute video. Part of the videos will be me talking, just like when I do school visits. Part of the videos will be animated -- picture a cartoon me! See why I'm so excited?
I'll be sure to add links to each video as they're released. But for now, enjoy the drawing of the cartoon me.
Kelly : )