Lynne Kelly

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Lynne Kelly
Born (1969-03-01) March 1, 1969 (age 46)
Galesburg, IL
Occupation Writer, Sign language interpreter
Nationality American
Alma mater Stephen F. Austin State University
Genre Middle grade fiction, Young-adult fiction
Notable awards 2013 South Asia Book Award Honor, The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrator's Crystal Kite Award
Website
lynnekellybooks.com

Lynne Kelly (born March 1, 1969) is an American author of books for children and young adults. Her first novel, Chained, was published in May 2012 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux/Margaret Ferguson Books.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lynne Kelly is an author of middle grade and young adult fiction. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois and grew up in Houston, Texas. While studying for a psychology degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, she started working as a sign language interpreter and continued that career after graduation.[2] Kelly became certified as a special education teacher in 2002, and started working on her first novel, Chained, while teaching in Spring ISD near Houston.[3][4][5]

Kelly currently resides in the Houston, Texas area.[6]

Works[edit]

Chained, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux/Margaret Ferguson Books, May 2012

Chained was also published by Penguin India in January 2014 and will be published by Bayard (France) in 2014, and by Suzuki Publishing (Japan) in 2015.[7]

Reception[edit]

Chained is a 2013 South Asia Book Award Honor[8] and a recipient of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrator's Crystal Kite Award.[9][10] The book was reviewed in Kirkus, The Horn Book and School Library Journal. [11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chained Macmillan Page". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lynne Kelly LinkedIn Page". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nandakumar, Sowmya (April 26, 2012). "Chained Redefines Connections and Breaking Free of Shackles". Indo American News. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lynne Kelly LinkedIn Page". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Buron, Melissa (July 2010). "Interview with Lynne Kelly". The Houston Banner. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nandakumar, Sowmya (April 26, 2012). "Chained Redefines Connections and Breaking Free of Shackles". Indo American News. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Books". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Crystal Kite Award Winners". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ Wind, Lee (July 4, 2013). "The 2013 Crystal Kite Winner Profiles: Houston, Texas' Lynne Kelley (for "Chained")". Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "CHAINED by Lynne Kelly". Kirkus Reviews. April 1, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ Heppermann, Christine, M. (July–August 2012). "Chained". The Horn Book Magazine 88 (4): 119–120. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hunter, Susan W. (June 2012). "Chained". School Library Journal 58 (6): 125. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 

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