David A. Kelly

Author David A. Kelly at the L.A. Dodgers' Stadium

David A. Kelly is an established book, magazine, and newspaper writer who has written on a range of subjects for a wide variety of outlets. He is the author of the successful Ballpark Mysteries series of children’s chapter books, which follow cousins Mike and Kate as they visit different ballparks and encounter new mysteries, and Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse.

Some of David's recent books include:
The Fenway Foul-Up The Pinstripe Ghost The L.A. Dodger The Ballpark Mysteries

Author Website: www.davidakelly.com (and) www.ballparkmysteries.com

Author Address: Newton, Massachusetts. USA

Genres: Biography, history, mystery, nonfiction, fiction, non-fiction, realistic fiction, sports

Q & A Session
David answers questions about one or more of this books.

Elements of a Mystery Story
David discusses some of the key elements of a mystery story, how he puts the Ballpark Mysteries together, and how students can start their own

A Writer's Life
What's it like to be a writer? What's it like to have to visit major league ballparks for your job? During this session, David will help students understand what it's like to be a writer, how books get made, and how someone who was never a very good writer (or reader!) ended up writing mystery stories!

Do It Over--Why Editing Matters

Writing is only part of the job. The real magic happens when someone edits your work. In this presentation, David explains what types of feedback he's received on different stories, and how that feedback has helped make the books better.

Custom Programs
David will customize presentations for specific needs

Audiences: Students in grades 1 - 6; others by request

Available Times: Flexible, contact author

No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10-15 minutes

In-Depth Visit Length: 45 - 60 minutes

In-Depth Visit Cost:
$75 for 30 minute Q & A with students who have read one or more of David's s books, 40 student
maximum. Book sale with signed book plates encouraged.

$150 for 45 to 60-minute presentation program with Q&A, student maximum depends on program. Book sale
with signed book plates encouraged.

Prerequisites: None required. But it's helpful when children are be familiar with at least one of the author's books

Contact Information:
email: davidakelly@gmail.com
phone: 617-969-6886

web: www.davidakelly.com

Affiliations: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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