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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.
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Kelly McClymer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Today? Harriet the Spy.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Me.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not finding Ponce de Leon's fountain of youth (although I did look when I was in Florida).

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Lincoln. "Skip the play." (this sounds familiar to me, so I believe I'm not the first to say this).

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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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