Kelly Carey holds a BS in English and communication from Fairfield University. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and is active in her local chapter of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Kelly is a busy mom who has worked in insurance, as a freelance copyeditor, and as an elementary school substitute teacher. Her short stories have been published for over a decade in Clubhouse Jr., Highlights for Children, and Girls’ World. She lives in Upton, Massachusetts with her family. How Long Is Forever? is her debut picture book.