Society of
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Speaker Profile - Lynne Kelly


Region: Texas: Houston
Age Levels: 5-10 and 11-13
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Lynne Kelly writes contemporary middle grade and young adult fiction. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois, grew up in Houston, lived in some much colder places, then found her way back to the Houston area, where she works as a sign language interpreter. For a few years she also taught special education, a good career for someone with excellent organizational and planning skills. Lacking those skills, she quit teaching in 2006 and thankfully has more time for writing. But it was during those teaching years that she worked with some great kids and became interested in writing, so that all worked out. Her middle grade novel CHAINED was published by Macmillan/FSG in 2012, and SONG FOR A WHALE is out now from Random House/Delacorte.

Presentation Description:

I’d love to visit your school, organization, or book club!

I can talk to your group about the writing process, plotting a novel, writing strong characters, and more. Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your students.