Lynne Kelly (born March 1, 1969) is an American author of books for children and young adults. Her first novel, Chained, was published in May 2012 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux/Margaret Ferguson Books.
Lynne Kelly is an author of middle grade and young adult fiction. She was born in Galesburg, Illinois and grew up in Houston, Texas. While studying for a psychology degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, she started working as a sign language interpreter and continued that career after graduation. Kelly became certified as a special education teacher in 2002, and started working on her first novel, Chained, while teaching in Spring ISD near Houston.
Kelly currently resides in the Houston, Texas area.
Chained, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux/Margaret Ferguson Books, May 2012
Chained was also published by Penguin India and Bayard (France) in 2014, and by Suzuki Publishing (Japan) in 2015.
Song For a Whale, was released in February 2019 by Random House/Delacorte
Chained is a 2013 South Asia Book Award Honor and a recipient of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrator's Crystal Kite Award. The book was reviewed in Kirkus, The Horn Book and School Library Journal.
- 2013 South Asia Book Award Honor
- The Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrator's Crystal Kite Award