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Jane Kelley

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Jane Kelley lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and her lucky black cat. She is very proud to have been the 2013 Thurber House Children's Writer in Residence. After raising her daughter in Brooklyn, Jane is happy to be back in her childhood home, at the edge of a magical woods. She studied theater at Northwestern University, where she learned how to get inside a character. She looks forward to traveling and discovering new worlds for her novels.

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Jane Kelley I view "writer's block" as a useful tool. If I get stuck, I know it's because I've gotten off track. I retrace my steps to the last section I felt…moreI view "writer's block" as a useful tool. If I get stuck, I know it's because I've gotten off track. I retrace my steps to the last section I felt good about and head off in a better direction. (less)
Jane Kelley Being a writer gives me an excuse to day dream and read--which of course I would be doing anyway. It also gives me the chance to make things come out…moreBeing a writer gives me an excuse to day dream and read--which of course I would be doing anyway. It also gives me the chance to make things come out right. I can punish bullies, reward true friends, and make happy-ever-afters.(less)
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Confession: I WISH I had done this with my daughter and our friends. (I always had to sneak a look at what the girls were reading.) So I was really happy when Nina invited me to join the first meeting of their Mother-Daughter Book Club. They live in North Carolina so I spoke with them via Skype. No double stuffed Oreos for me! But I did get to see their smiles. They were so inspirational, I inv... Read more of this blog post »
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T.H. White
“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
T.H. White, The Once and Future King




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