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Kelly Bennett

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in Santa Cruz, California, The United States
August 08

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I write books for children—mostly picture books celebrating imagination, families, friends, pets…all that goes into being a kid! What books? NORMAN ONE AMAZING GOLDFISH & NOT NORMAN, featuring our finny fish friend, Norman T Goldfish, illustrated by Noah Z Jones (Candlewick Press); VAMPIRE BABY about a biting baby sister/vampire; DAD AND POP: Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers, illustrated by Paul Meisel; ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING & DANCE, Y’ALL, DANCE illustrated by Terri Murphy; YOUR DADDY WAS JUST LIKE YOU & YOUR MOMMY WAS JUST LIKE YOU illustrated by David Walker; and POETRY LAB, 7-Minute Poetry Prompts you can find—and try!—on my blog, Kelly’s Fishbowl: https://www.kellybennett.com/fishbowl....
What’s more: I’m a graduate of VCFA’s Writing for
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Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

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Vampire Baby

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Your Daddy Was Just Like You

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Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fath...

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Norman: One Amazing Goldfish

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Your Mommy Was Just Like You

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One Day I Went Rambling

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My Dads

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Dance Y'all, Dance

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Simple Text, Lovely expressive watercolor art, shows everyone: multi-racial characters, essential workers, elderly, homeless--one scene outside a Covid Unit giving & caring for each oth
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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