The mission of Pittsburgh native Kelly Starling Lyons is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. She is the author of NEATE: Eddie’s Ordeal, a novel for middle readers, and CCBC Choices-honored picture book, One Million Men and Me. Ms. Lyons is a member of The Brown Bookshelf (www.thebrownbookshelf.com), a team dedicated to raising awareness of children's book creators of color. She also leads a book club for kids in North Carolina where she lives.
ALSO: Ms. Lyons offers author visits and writing residencies for children and workshops for adults. She enjoys giving presentations about her work and multicultural children's literature at conferences and festivals. You can visit her at www.kellystarlinglyons.com and www.facebook.com/kellystarlinglyons.