KELLY ANN SHERWOOD WAS BORN & RAISED IN NEWAYGO COUNTY MICHIGAN. SHE COMPLETED HER COLLEGE EDUCATION AT VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN MISSIONS. KELLY MARRIED MARK TINKHAM IN MAY 1987. THEY HAVE TWO WONDERFUL BOYS, JUSTIN AND JARED.

AS AN AUTHOR, KELLY HAS WRITTEN ARTICLES FOR LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND NATIONAL MAGAZINES SUCH AS "FACES". SHE COMPLETED TRAINING WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.

KELLY MAKES AUTHOR VISITS TO SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES. SHE WORKS AS A LIBRARIAN AT
NEWAYGO AREA DISTRICT LIBRARY AND IS THE READER FOR "CARNEGIE ON THE ROAD".

MOST RECENTLY, KELLY RELEASED "
HAIR FOR MAMA" IN MAY 2007. "HAIR FOR MAMA" IS A CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK PUBLISHED BY DIAL BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, A DIVISION OF PENQUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP AND ILLUSTRATED BY AMY JUNE BATES.



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