Kathy Kelly is a picture book author who coaxes words into stories for kids to encourage curiosity, laughter, dreaming, and connection. Her stories are full of heart and humor with just a touch of whimsy. When she’s not writing, Kathy volunteers as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for kids and enjoys travel (especially to National Parks), movies, musical theatre, board games, and any time with her family.

Kathy lives in Central PA with her husband. She is a member of SCBWI, the 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge, and Inked Voices. Kathy is represented by Lynnette Novak of The Seymour Agency. Visit Kathy online at

Fun Facts:

I like to write standing up. (Here’s a photo of my writing desk.)

I write best in the mornings, usually between 6 and 10 am.

Most of the ideas for my stories come from just being curious about everyday things.

Some of my favorites include:

  • Color: Red
  • Number: 4
  • Day: Today (just like Winnie the Pooh)
  • Season: Fall
  • Amusement Park Ride: Roller Coaster
  • Movie Quote: “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder)
My writing desk