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Bare Bones Bio: Kelly McCullough was raised and educated by free-range hippies. Later he received a degree in theater and worked in improv. That combination was the perfect preparation for his current career as author and cat herder. He lives and writes in the Midwest.

Short Bio: Kelly McCullough writes fantasy, science fiction, and books for younger readers. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. He has more than a dozen novels in print or forthcoming either from PRH/ACE or Macmillan’s Feiwel and Friends. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. His microfiction series DragonDiaries and Badnoir can be found on his webpage or by following him on Twitter or Facebook. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education, having written short fiction for the National Science Foundation and co-created a science comic for NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. He also does a fair bit of silly performance art which can be found at: https://kellymccullough.com/shenanigans/

Medium Bio: Kelly McCullough writes and dotes on his wife. He also herds cats. He is best known for his novels, with more than a dozen in print or forthcoming at the moment including eleven ACE/PRH fantasy releases in the WebMage and Fallen Blade series and his middle grade work from Macmillan’s Feiwel and Friends, including School for Sidekicks, and the forthcoming Magic, Madness and Mischief, and its sequel Spirits, Spells, and Snark. His microfiction series DragonDiaries and Badnoir can be found on his webpage or by following him on Twitter or Facebook. He also does a fair bit of silly performance art which can be found at: https://kellymccullough.com/shenanigans/

In addition to novels he writes short stories, poetry, the occasional bit of nonfiction, and science fiction for the purpose of science education. The former have appeared in such venues as Tor.com, Weird Tales, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Writers of the Future, among others. His educational work includes The Chronicles of the Wandering Star, an illustrated collection of short stories written as part of a middle school physical science curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation, and Hanny and the Mystery of the Voorwerp, a science comic that he co-wrote and co-edited as part of a project funded by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. He lives in the midwest with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats.

Long Bio: Kelly McCullough writes fantasy, science fiction, and books for younger readers. He lives in the Midwest with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats.

He is best known for his novels, with more than a dozen in print or forthcoming at the moment, including eleven ACE/PRH fantasy releases in the WebMage and Fallen Blade series and his middle grade work from Macmillan’s Feiwel and Friends, including School for Sidekicks, and the forthcoming Magic, Madness and Mischief, and its sequel Spirits, Spells, and Snark. His microfiction series DragonDiaries and Badnoir can be found on his webpage or by following him on Twitter or Facebook. He also does a fair bit of silly performance art which can be found at: https://kellymccullough.com/shenanigans/

His award winning short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Tor.com, Weird Tales, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Writers of the Future, among others. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star, an illustrated collection of short stories written as part of a middle school physical science curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation, and Hanny and the Mystery of the Voorwerp, a science comic that he co-wrote and co-edited as part of a project funded by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope.

He was born in Grand Forks and lived in North Dakota for the first few years of his life before moving to Minnesota. There, he went to the Saint Paul Open School for eleven years, an alternative K-12 school where he was allowed to do pretty much as he pleased as long as he demonstrated educational competency in his classes. The self-discipline and intellectual freedom involved was a perfect foundation both for a successful college experience at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota and for his later career as a novelist.

He currently resides in a moderately sized Midwestern university town where he indulges his passions for writing, reading, various physical pursuits of the running, biking, weight-lifting variety, cat herding, and uxorious devotion to his brilliant and beautiful wife. He is also known to get up to a certain amount of silliness involving various combinations of art, science, cameras, high speed video, props, costumes, and any number of friends and co-conspiritors. Things like a video of slow motion snowballs, or Narnia related hijinks at his friend Neil Gaiman’s lamppost.

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