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Kelly Barnhill
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Attended St. Catherine University
Lived in Minneapolis
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My First Time is a regular feature in which writers talk about virgin experiences in their writing and publishing careers, ranging from their first rejection to the moment of holding their first published book in their hands. Today's guest is Kelly Barnhill, author of The Witch's Boy, ...
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Yet another short story set in northern Minnesota. This is becoming a theme.
Stay for the Pie by Kelly Barnhill “Now who,” Elsa Bjerkstad asked herself, “would do a thing like that on a night like this?” She reached over to the droning radio, her floured fingers pausing at the speaker to give a little tap hello to the voice of Henry Mortensen who intoned urgently over the wires – well, urgent for a bachelor – before turning it off with a satisfying click. She did not care – not even slightly – who murdered whom. N...
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One of the things I treasure about living here in the Twin Cities is its astonishingly vibrant, well-populated and deeply talented children's literature community. I have friends who write YA novel...
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From the blog.
  Today I visited the fourth graders of Highland Park Elementary School in Saint Paul. I was feeling crummy beforehand - sniffles, headache, tummy-yuck, etc. - and was probably not in the best...
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From Ye Olde Blogge.
So, I'm cleaning my office (I know, right? Shocking), and I come across a notecard with the beginning of a story. One that I have no recollection whatsoever of actually writing. Like, at all. It's ...
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I love this so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Glad to know I'm in good company! I always write longhand, edit as I'm typing the results in. Writing, for me, needs to be visceral.

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Seriously. I love this woman. I love her books, I love her articles, I love her presence in the world. I want her to narrate my brain. I love her clarity, her analysis, her compassion, her fire, he...
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Occupation
Writer
Skills
Making things up.
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Freelance Writer, present
  • Compas Arts
    Teaching Artist, present
  • The Loft
    Fiction Instructor
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Minneapolis - Portland,OR - Sevilla, Spain - Olympic National Park
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Tagline
Bandit queen, monster-hunter, destroyer of worlds. I also make pie. And sometimes, I write books.
Introduction
I write novels for Middle Grade readers - and anyone else, really. I wrote THE WITCH'S BOY, IRON HEARTED VIOLET and THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF JACK, as well as a bunch of short stories in various publications. You can read them if you want.  I have three completely fabulous children, an astonishingly handsome husband, and an emotionally unstable dog. It's a pretty good life, actually.
Education
  • St. Catherine University
    BA, English, 1992
  • Portland State University
    Masters in Education, 2000
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Gender
Female
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Married
Other names
Kelly Regan