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Kelly Barnhill

Biography

Kelly Barnhill

From Kelly's website:

My name is Kelly Barnhill, and I write books. I am a former teacher, former bartender, former waitress, former activist, former park ranger, former wildland firefighter, former secretary, former janitor and former church-guitar-player. The sum of these experiences have prepared me for exactly nothing – save for the telling of stories, which I have been doing quite happily for some time now.
 
I am the author of the novels IRON HEARTED VIOLET and THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK, as well as a bunch of nonfiction books for the schools and libraries market and a gaggle of short stories in some cool magazines that you should totally read.  There’s also a new book, called THE WITCH’S BOY. It comes out in the fall of 2014.
 
I have three completely fabulous children, an astonishingly talented husband (his name is Ted Barnhill and he designs beautiful and sustainable houses – including the one I now live in – and he rules), and a very, very, very old dog. I also teach, freelance, corral Cub Scouts, run, canoe, camp, garden, and hike into the wilderness for days and days. I also bake pie. It’s a pretty good life, actually.
 
I am happily represented by Steven Malk of Writers House, who, it must be said, is a heck of a fellow.

Kelly Barnhill

Books by Kelly Barnhill

by Kelly Barnhill - Supernatural Fiction

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging, bewitched river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Sure enough, Ned grows up weak and slow, and stays as much as possible within the safe boundaries of his family’s cottage and yard. But when a Bandit King comes to steal the magic that Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, it's Ned who safeguards the magic and summons the strength to protect his family and community.

by Kelly Barnhill - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy

Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being --- called the Nybbas --- imprisoned in their world. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph...or its demise.