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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