Kelly Anne White is the author of award-winning The Legend of the Fairy Stones, The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts, Outdoor Adventures: Archery, Natural Wonders of the World: Yellowstone National Park, Choose a Career Adventure: White House, and other books for kids. Upcoming projects include lift-the-flap book Loud Hosannah, middle-grade fiction series A.N.G.E.L.S. Unlimited, fanzine-style Groovy Jesus, and an adult work of creative nonfiction titled Like Fireflies through a Jungle.
The Legend of the Fairy Stones is the recipient of a 2020 Excellence-in-Craft Award for Outstanding Book from the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, as well as a 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award for Best Interior Design from Story Monsters LLC.
The Legend of the Fairy Stones (sample page, above) is digitally collaged from an astounding mixed bag of nearly 200 beautiful artworks Kelly curated from the public domain. The illustration pictured left is an original color-by-symbols drawing from The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts.
Kelly has edited hundreds of books in nearly every genre. She was a national magazine editor for fifteen years, and has worked as a book editor for HarperCollins, Kirkus Editorial, Christian Editor Connection, Guideposts Books, Callisto Media, and others. This is a mere handful of favorites in Kelly's editing portfolio:
Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song
by Prudence Farrow Bruns
2015 Kirkus Best Indie Book
A Faithful Son
by Michael Scott Garvin
2017 IPPY Award Gold Medalist
From Basement to Sanctuary
by Holly Christine Hayes
2018 Illumination Award
From my perspective, she was a queen fairy.
I envisioned her kingdom to be deep in the sea. Her color was mystical green, but she radiated blue light.... And suddenly, we were surrounded by rivulets, endless sky, trees, mountains, and fields of flowers, all inhabited by ethereal and illusive gnomes, goblins, elves, and fairies.
—from Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song by Prudence Farrow Bruns