.A. (Kelly) Barson earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She and her husband live in Jackson, Michigan, surrounded by kids, grandkids, unruly dogs, and too many pairs of shoes. She is the author of 45 Pounds (More or Less), released by Viking in 2013, and Charlotte Cuts It Out, released by Viking in spring 2016.
K.A. Barson is represented by Sara Crowe.