Kelly Phillips Bookamer is a poet, picture book author and elementary special education teacher. She has taught grades pre-K to sixth over the past twenty years. Kelly has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, a master’s degree in Special Education and an advanced certificate in Autism Spectrum disorders.
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, her poem “A Bright, Sunny Day” was published in the syndicated Dear Abby column in newspapers across the country. Kelly is a 2020 Stony Brook Southampton Children’s Lit Fellow and a member of SCBWI and 12×12. She lives in Westhampton, Long Island with her husband, two boys and their dog, Nimbus.