Kelly is a Midwestern girl living in the South who loves to tell stories. Her work ranges from screenplays and stage plays to children’s stories and young adult novels, including the stage play Family Photos for which she won the Dajero Play Festival’s Best New Writer and Best Actor Awards.
In 2009, Kelly co-founded Cakebaby Productions with her husband, actor/filmmaker, David Marshall Silverman. Through Cakebaby, Kelly and David have written, directed and produced several award-winning short films, and have had their worked screened nationally at prestigious festivals including The Atlanta Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Dances With Films, and DC Shorts.
Kelly’s experience is eclectic to say the least: education, advertising, theatre, film, and (most recently!) motherhood. She is excited to work with WordCrafts Press to publish Man in the Moon. This is the first book in a series of nighttime stories by Kelly and illustrator Erin Wicker.
Illustrating children’s books is a dream job to erin. She has always loved stories and art: putting them together makes the perfect little sandwich. erin’s whimsical paintings invite children to delight in the details. She loves to paint tiny little friends that follow the protagonist around in the story.
Working with Kelly has been inspiring. Together, they have created Evie and Knox Stories. They are currently working on their 3rd book.
erin is an Atlanta based artist, who studied fine art at the University of Tennessee. Her murals, installations and art can be found around the city and in local galleries. She regularly participates in the free art movement by hiding magical creatures around the city (#FAFATL).
You can follow her on instagram to find these magical creatures @erinTgreat
or visit illustratorerinthegreat.com for more information on her magical adventures.
Email erinTgreat@gmail.com for inquiries.