Kelly Coon

Booth C-20

Kelly Coon is a young adult author represented by Kari Sutherland of Bradford Lit, an editor for Blue Ocean Brain, a member of the Washington Post Talent Network, a former high school English teacher, and the author of two test prep guides, ACT STRATEGY SMART and ACE THE ACT.

Kelly was the test prep expert for for seven years, and has been published with both Scholastic and MSN in the education arena. In the parenting realm, Kelly has been published in The Washington Post, Scary Mommy, ParentMap, Folks, and others sites, regaling tales of life in the trenches with her three boys. She adores giving female characters the chance to flex their muscles and use their brains, and wishes every story got the happy ending she’s living near Tampa with her sons, brilliant husband, and a rescue pup who will steal your sandwich. Gravemaidens is her debut novel.

My website is here, my Twitter is here, and my Instagram is here.


12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Book signing

2:30-3:30 pm: Panel

3:30-5:00 pm: Book signing


Saturday at 3:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D

Kelly Coon

How I Went From 106 Rejections to a 6-Figure Book Deal

Listen in as Kelly Coon, author of the YA fantasy duology Gravemaidens and Warmaidens, walks you down a publishing path filled with failures, which ultimately led to the simple choice that changed the rest of her life. Q & A to follow.