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 or bang my head on the table. I try to control myself out in public, but it’s not easy.

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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. It’s all good.

I’m a children’s author, and as a mother of four and Grammy to seven 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. I also write slice-of-life pieces for grownups.

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 worked as a court reporter for 25 years while she and her husband, George, raised their four little rascals. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Whittier, California at age eight. A late bloomer, she started writing for children at age 40, then became a Master Certified Health Coach when she turned 60. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their sweet Australian sheep dog, a red heeler named Sheila.

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. 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.

You can reach her at contact@ lynnkelleyauthor.com.

Health and Wellness Coaching Page

My Arbonne Page




11 Responses to About

  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    I’m looking forward to your first random act! LOL. Cheers!

  2. Debra Kristi says:

    Love your new setup. I’ve swung by here a few times. Thought it was about time I actually leave you a note. Your photo on this page is the boom. Love it! You are inspiring. I really need to redo my about page. Someday I’ll get to it.

  3. Hello Lynn,
    Would you be willing to participate in something we are doing for Susie Lindau on Friday morning? I am contacting as many of her followers as possible. My thought is that we all post on our own blogs on Friday with the same title, “Susie Strong”. The content would say something simple like, We are thinking of you. I haven’t known Susie for long but this blogging world is such a family. I thought it would be nice for her to see this message from as many of us as possible. Her husband is going to be updating us after her surgery. He can tell her or she can see it once she is up to it. Are you in? Thanks, Maria aka brickhousechick

    • Hi Maria,

      Awesome, awesome idea! Yes, yes, yes, count me in! Gosh, I was just getting ready to send her an eCard. I know she must be so stressed with such a major surgery to face and more later. Thank God they caught this cancer early. Bless you for contacting all Susie’s blogger friends. What a wonderful way to send Susie some love and support!

  4. So true, Maria, how close we become just by connecting online. I know this is going to mean the world to Susie. Thanks for inviting me to take part.

  5. Frank Parker says:

    Hi Lynn. I already responded to your comment on my interview with Rhonda Hopkins. Now I’m calling by your place to thank you for your interest.

  6. Maria says:

    Your About page is one of the better I’ve read. It’s very well written. Looking forward to read ore of you posts.

    • Wow! Thanks so much, Maria! I appreciate your input because I wasn’t sure whether to revamp it or what I should do with this page. Now that you’ve left this comment, I think I’ll leave it the way it is. Again, thank you!

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