Sweet or Spicy! That’s how I like my food and my stories, too. I could live on chocolate, watermelon, and banana splits, but dangle a jalapeno in front of me, and I’ll bite.
Goofball – That’s the real me when I let my guard down. I love to laugh. There’s nothing like a good laughing jag to bond a friendship. Sometimes I get carried away and bounce in my chair, bang my head on the table, or roll on the ground. I try to control myself out in public, but it’s not easy.
I’ll jump at any excuse to wear funky get-ups, like making wacky YouTube videos or going to a costume party.
Call me Lynn, Lynnie, LynNerd, LYNN ANN (when I was in trouble!), BBH McChiller, ZomBuddy-Lynn, or Loonie-kins. It’s all good.
I’m a children’s author, and as a mother of four and grandma of five and still counting, there’s no end to the stories itching to be told. Visiting schools and interacting with my readers is the icing on the multi-layered cake of writing for young people. I love ’em no matter what age, so I write picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult stories.
Finally, in my late 50’s I learned to eat clean. Wow, what a game changer. Soon after embracing healthy living, I decided to become a health and wellness coach. What an amazing adventure!
Lynn Kelley received her Master Health Coach Certification from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears.
She worked as a court reporter for 25 years while she and her husband, George, raised their four little rascals. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Whittier, CA at age eight. A late bloomer, she started writing for children at age 40, then became a certified health and wellness coach at age 59. She now lives in Southern California.
Her first chapter book, Curse of the Double Digits, debuted in October 2012. Under the pseudonym BBH McChiller she’s co-author of the fun, spooky Monster Moon mystery series for ages 8 to 12 (Stargazer Publishing). Curse at Zala Manor is the first book in the series, Secret of Haunted Bog is the second title, and Legend of Monster Island is the third. Her story, “The Jobo Tree,” won Highlights for Children’s Author of the Month Award. She authored a picture book, Merry as a Cricket (WhipperSnapper Books), a short eBook, Trio of Haunting Tales, and is currently working on the next Monster Moon book and a young adult novel.
In addition to health and wellness coaching and writing for children, Lynn is now an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. She’s especially passionate about the nutrition products and the anti-aging skincare line because they’re transforming her from the inside out.
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