Nancy Kelly Allen

Hanging out with critters.

and Jazi dreaming of another.


About Nancy Kelly Allen

          My route to writing children's books is as winding as the mountain roads surrounding my home near Hazard, KY. I began my career as a social worker; then changed paths and taught social studies. From there I ventured into the world of books when I became a librarian. I have a Master's degree in Education from Morehead State University and another Master's degree in Library and Information Science  from the University of Kentucky.

       I have written more than 30 picture books and two middle grade books.  Shhhhhh! Here's a secret to my writing. I have two canine writing muses named Jazi and Roxi that dream up stories and pass them along to me. Here are photos of them with Roxi telling a tale...












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