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"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

—Madeleine L'Engle

Kellye Crocker


writer, teacher, reporter/editor

Hey, there! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited to share that my first novel for pre-teens—Dad's Girlfriend and Other Anxieties—is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2022 by Albert Whitman & Company! 


I write novels that celebrate smart, funny girls who discover the power of their voices. I'm repped by Kelly Dyksterhouse at Raven Quill Literary Agency.


As a creative writing teacher, I'm helping nurture the next generation of writers. You can find out more here.

I'm also a veteran news and features reporter and editor who still occasionally dives into a good story. Learn more.


Shantell Martin: Words and Lines celebrates two of my favorite things: Words and visual art, at the Denver Art Museum, 2019.

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