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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 - 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.