If you would like to contact me – particularly if you have businessy, important questions, things that need to be filled out in triplicate or pondered over or in any way requires a broad body of knowledge – you can contact my agent. His name is Steven Malk ( and he knows way more than I ever will.

Or you can try finding me on Twitter, where I am probably ruminating the bizarre, the esoteric and the enraging and sometimes posting funny pictures of my dog. My twitter handle is @kellybarnhill.



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  1. hi kelly you came to my school today an taught us alot of amazing things i really like the mostly true story of jack thank you for coming to dowling!:-)

  2. Kelly Barnhill, You rock! You came into my class at Seward Montessori and explained about stories. I never knew that the first thing ever written down was a story! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks! Bye!

  3. Hi kelly! I love the book you wrote called The Mostly True Story Of Jack!!!! You are an amazing writer who inspires me to write books!!

  4. I’ve just finished reading your book “The Witch’s Boy” and it was fantastic I loved it. I was just wondering will you be continuing Ned’s Adventures with Áine.

  5. hi, kelly! have you thinking about any translation of your books? one friend wants to buy “Iron Hearted Violet” but she only speaks in spanish.

    P.S. sorry if i made any misspells, i didnt speak in english too but at least i try. you’re awesome!

    • Thank you so much, Daniel! What a nice thing to say. Unfortunately, none of my books are translated into Spanish. I wish they were! Here’s hoping that someday Iron Hearted Violet can be in Spanish. That would make me so happy!

      (Also, your English is wonderful. I speak Spanish, though very badly, I’m afraid. I was too shy to reply in your lovely language. I’m glad you enjoyed the English versions, and here’s hoping that a Spanish translation will exist sometime in the future!)

  6. Kelly Barnhill, you are one of my favorite authors! My twelve year old son and I have read The Girl Who Drank the Moon together and are currently reading The Witch’s Boy. So in love with the characters! My son had to take over the reading toward the end of TGWDTM because I couldn’t stop crying long enough to get through it. Never stop writing! Thank you for the adventures.

  7. Hi Kelly,
    Carrie Mesrobian, a colleague from grad school, pointed me to “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” when I asked her about working towards publishing my middle-grade novel and I loved it. I also love that you make pie (me too) and that you worked on a trail crew at Marmot Lake. Thanks for the trails to keep me safe wandering the wilderness!

  8. Dear Kelly, thank you so much for ‘the girl who drank the moon’. We read in german. You find so special words, beautyfull poetrie… It’s a plesure. I think, you dont visit school in Germany / Bremen, isn’t it ? warm greetings, best wishes and happy X-Mas. Milka

  9. Hello my name is Gwen and I’m 12 years old. I just got the girl who drank the moon for Christmas and it was an amazing book, full of imagination and wonder! But I would love to find out what happens afterwords! For now I’ll just guess. My brothers is reading it now and we’re getting more of your books! Also I live in MN near the twin cities and your the only mn author not about history books and their GR8!

  10. Hi, my name is Paula and I am a reading intervention teacher at Oakdale Elementary in Oakdale, MN. I am on the I love to read month committe at my school and I have been trying to think of some fun activities for the kids to do during February. When I mentioned having a local author come in and read to a class or 2, my daughter told me that she had the opportunity to listen to you speak to her Lit. Theory class this past fall and gave me your website info. I read that you will skype with a classroom and would like to know if you have any time this February, and if you would be willing or able to? Thank you, Paula Grau

  11. Dear Kelly,

    I have lived and lived your “The Girl Who Drunk The Moon” book while reading it to my 7-year old daughter. We were moved and inspired by iy and, as we live in a pay-it-forward way, we are here to ask for your permission in doing so. I would like to read it in a non-professional manner, like reading it to my children at night, and post it for free on YouTube, for all the kids that don’t get the chance of having their parents reading to them at night. I would read it in Romanian, as this is my native tongue, with no profit or income what so ever for myself. I’ve already done this with Michael Ende’s “The Neverending Story” and the plan is to keep doing it with books that inspire all ages at the same time. If you want to check it, my channel’s name on YouTube is “Calator In Viata” (a play of words in Romanian that means both Alive Traveller as well as Traveller Thru Life). It would mean imensly for my daughter and I (and for all the kids listening to it) if you would agree. If any audiobook in Romanian in the future, i’ll just advertise the link in the description and, if course, will include any copyright claims at your choice.
    I only want to pay it forward to the kids with too busy parents.

    Thank you for reading this!

  12. Dear Kelly Barnhill,
    I have never written a “fan letter” in my (long and joyous) life. But today I am stunned into tapping off this note to you.
    I just listened to “Dreadful Young Ladies”—read by the mesmerizing John Lee.
    But YOU! You, You, You are remarkable. Thank you for your rich and velvet and luscious stories. As an artist, my soul is grateful for just such visual and fascinating tales.
    I am off to paint a portrait of Sparrow.
    And to then find and devour everything you’ve written…

    Thank you again,

    (also a terrible gardener and a maker of pie)

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