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Kelly McCaughrain


<p> Kelly was born in Belfast in 1977 and grew up in nineteenth-century Avonlea. She doesn’t remember much about her (probably very nice) childhood and suspects this is because she wasn’t paying attention. She was reading Anne of Green Gables.</p> <p>She started writing when she was six.</p> <p>She started hiding her writing when she was seven.</p> <p>She was forced out of the writing closet when she was 35. One of her favourite activities is talking to teenagers about writing because she was too shy to do this when she was young.</p> <p>She studied at Queens University Belfast, where she did two degrees. For fun. She currently lives with her husband Michael and their ancient VW campervan Gerda.</p> <p>Her first novel, <i>Flying Tips for Flightless Birds</i>, has been described by insiders as an elaborate and thinly veiled attempt to make her husband love circuses. She refuses to comment.</p>

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