Kelly Milner Halls

Kelly Milner Halls is a full-time children’s writer, specializing in quirky topics for reluctant readers. Kelly lives in Washington with her two daughters, one dog, too many cats, and a four-foot rock iguana.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Charlotte’s Web

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Dumbledore (Harry Potter series)

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Chris Crutcher, Steven Kellogg, Dan Santat

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I was a curious kid. Writing helped me find answers to most of my questions.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Follow your bliss, whatever that turns out to be. If you do what you love, you’ll love how you live, too