Meet Author Kelly Carey and Illustrator Qing Zhuang

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Kelly Carey

Kelly Carey is an award winning writer from New England. Her fiction stories have appeared in Clubhouse Jr., Highlights for Children, and Girls’ World. She is the 2008, 2009 and 2015 recipient of the Higher Goals Award from the Evangelical Press Association. Her debut picture book, HOW LONG IS FOREVER? (Illustrated by Qing Zhuang, CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING) comes out in 2020. When not writing in her pajamas, Kelly is happiest hiking a New Hampshire mountain or hitting the beach on Martha’s Vineyard. She is the proud co-founder of 24 Carrot Writing ( and you can follow her at, on twitter @KCareyWrites, and on Facebook at

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Qing Zhuang

Qing Zhuang was born in a coastal province in China, where her mother lovingly nicknamed her “Strange Sea Creature”. She moved to the United States and grew up in New York City where she still resides. Qing specializes in watercolor illustrations but loves to experiment artistically all the time! She puts all her heart and a little humor in everything she does. Her first book HOW LONG IS FOREVER (written by Kelly Carey, CHARLESBRIDGE PUBLISHING) comes out in 2020. Her portfolio is on her website , her Instagram is @Qingthings