Kellie Magnus

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Kellie Magnus (born 10 December 1970, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Caribbean author and journalist.

Work and career[edit]

Magnus received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA in Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia University. In addition to writing and publishing children's books she writes feature articles on Caribbean entertainment and media. Publications for which she has written include The Daily News (New York City), The Jamaica Weekly Gleaner (New York City), Caribbean Beat (BWIA In-flight magazine), and The Ticket (Trinidad).

Her most recent work was a series of children's books and parents' manuals that was part of a multimedia program called Max and Friends and that was specially designed for children with autism and related developmental disabilities. Magnus has self-published her Little Lion series of children's books,[1] including a book called Little Lion Goes to School,[2][3][4] and is currently working on a series of Caribbean children's books.[1] She is a member of JAMPACT: Jamaica Impact Inc.[5] and serves on the board of directors of the Harlem Youth Soccer Association. Currently, she is serving as the vice-president of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica.[6] She also serves on the board of the Early Childhood Commission in Jamaica[7] and owns the small publishing company Jackmandora.


  1. ^ Roache, Alicia (23 May 2010). "More benefits to digital self publishing". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jamaican Author Launches Children's Book In New York". Jamaica Information Service. 28 October 2003. Retrieved 21 January 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Karin (January 22, 2009). "YardEdge Talks To Kellie Magnus About Her New Book". YardEdge. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ Sharma, Amitabh (22 April 2007). "'Little Lion' raises the pitch". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kellie Magnus". Jackmandora. Archived from the original on 26 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Dias, Sheneka (16 June 2010). "More Jamaican child-friendly books needed". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Board of the Early Childhood Commission". Early Childhood Commission. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.