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Kelly Anne Manuel


Kathleen Kaiser &

Adanna Moriarty


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About This Episode

An Uncommon Author’s Odyssey: Crafting Modern-Day Nursery Rhymes

Step into children’s literature with our latest episode of Talking Book Publishing! Join your hosts Kathleen Kaiser and Adanna Moriarty as they dive into a captivating conversation with Kelly Anne Manuel, the brilliant mind behind 31 unique and delightful children’s books.

Kelly Anne’s journey is as extraordinary as it is inspiring. She embarked on her writing adventure in March 2022. Within a year and a half, she transformed her creative vision into a collection of modern-day nursery rhymes for children. These charming stories are brought to life through rhythmic verses that flow effortlessly like a breath of fresh air.

Discover the magic behind Kelly Anne’s imaginative process. The remarkable synergy between her words and the illustrations resembles the movie “Field of Dreams.” Where creativity blossoms, and if you build it, they will indeed come. With an iPad, a cell phone, and an unwavering determination, Kellyanne’s poetry evolved into a spectacular series of books that captivates the hearts of young readers and their parents alike.

Prepare to be transported into a world where words find their perfect artistic match. Don’t miss this episode as we delve into the spellbinding world of Kellyanne Manuel’s imaginative creations. Welcome to Talking Book Publishing – where the magic of storytelling takes center stage! 

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About our guest

Kelly Anne Manuel

Kelly Anne Manuel is a children’s book author who released an astonishing 31 books – one for each day of the month – to give kids an array of positive messages. An eternal optimist who has been called “the good kind of contagious”, Manuel has a unique voice that children respond to because of her own actively vibrant inner child. Her books are available in four series: The Essentials Series, The Rainbow’s End Series, The Classics, and My Name Is Series. In addition to being a self-described “uncommon author” since she didn’t set out to write children’s books but happily took the path life intended for her, she is also a mother and an artist. Kelly Anne Manuel grew up on New York’s Long Island and earned a BA Degree in Telecommunications with a major in Marketing and minor in Spanish from Indiana University. Today she resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina with her beloved pup, Teddy Roosevelt.

Click here to find out more about Kelly Anne Manuel and her books

There are a total of 31 books—one for each day of the month—in four un-put-downable series.

Kelly’s books meet children where they are in their journey. They are about permission, and helping children see the world in both an entertaining and inspiring way.

Her titles are reversals of familiar phrases, such as “Boots Rain” rather than rain boots. By shifting perspectives, she sees things through a child’s eyes. Her energy is kinetic. Her journey as an author is uncommon, and the way children respond to her, and her books, is life-changing.

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