Kelly McClymer

Kelly McClymer was born in South Carolina, but crossed the Mason-Dixon line to live in Delaware at age six. After one short stint living in South Carolina during junior high, she has remained above the line, and now lives in Maine with her husband and three children.

Writing has been Kelly's passion since her sixth grade essay on how to not bake bread earned her an A plus. After cleaning up the bread dough that oozed on to the floor, she gave up bread making for good and turned to writing as a creative outlet. A graduate of the University of Delaware (English major, of course) she spends her days writing and teaching writing. Look for her next book, The Salem Witch Tryouts, from Simon Pulse in Fall 2006.

Books by this Author

Must Love Black
She's a Witch Girl
Competition's a Witch
The Salem Witch Tryouts
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why only ask why, when researching the answer can prove so interesting?

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I identify with every person in every time past and present who wanted (and/or wants) to end warfare.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being the neighborhood mean old grouch when I get old (not for many, many years from now).

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Today? Hmmm: Winner Takes It All (ABBA): With or Without You (U2); Shattered (O.A.R); Viva La Vida (Coldplay); I Am Where It Takes Me (Black Light Burns)

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing. On key. With melody (to be very specific).

Author Voices

February 11, 2010

What do you do to celebrate the big V-day? Are you a hearts and flowers kind of person with cards and chocolate? I have a confession (hanging my head, here) -- I'm not. I liked V-day in elementary school -- it meant candy and a bag full of cartoon cards. In junior high, things changed. Instead of getting a bag of cards from everyone else in the classroom, cards meant "I like you, do you like me?" Too fraught with emotional angst for me to get involved in. Unfortunately, my husband is one of the most romantic creatures on Earth (how did we get together? opposites attract, obviously). I have tried to think up a romantic V-day treat in the past. But we've... see more

December 18, 2008

Simon and Schuster has kindly given me a place to introduce myself to my readers, so I am taking advantage of their kindness to fix a cup of hot tea, sit by the fire and have a little welcoming chat with anyone who might be curious about the writer behind stories like MUST LOVE BLACK and THE SALEM WITCH TRYOUTS. First, I love to ask why, and that's how I get my story ideas (this is a question authors often find annoying...although I don't, so if you ever meet me, feel free to ask me where I get my story ideas -- but be prepared to chat for a while, because TMI is my middle name). Or is that my middle initials? Hmmm. Last, I love to find out the answers... see more


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