Maria Kelly, the youngest of four, is the daughter of a German mother and American father. She loves animals and traveling. As a child, Maria lived in Germany, but mainly grew up in and around Detroit, Michigan. She now lives in South Jersey with daughter April, golden retriever Dillan, and cats Raggs O'Malley and Jason Lee. She attended undergrad at the University of Southern California and graduate school at Tufts University The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy near Boston, Massachusetts, so traveling is in her blood.
Maria often creates bedtime stories for her daughter April, one of which ended up starting The Rainbow Files series. In addition to The Rainbow Files, she is also the author of the Little Diver Mark series.
April Elisabeth Kelly (Shai Keshet bat Moriah Keren), age 11, is from South Jersey. April is in the fifth grade and plays the violin and sax.
Favorite food: honey buns, glazed
donuts and gelato
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite band/music: 1 Direction
Favorite book: Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpie Kid
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Favorite thing to do: Eat
Favorite celebrity: Zendaya
Pets: Jason (my cat), Dillan (mom's
golden retriever & Raggs
O'Malley (mom's cat)
Favorite color: Bronze