Sheila Kelly Welch

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General Information

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Name: Sheila Kelly Welch

Pen Name: Sheila Welch, Sheila K. Welch

Genre: Illustrator, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children

Born: in Pennsylvania




Photo Credit: Eric C. Welch

Illinois Connection

Welch lives in Forreston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sheila Kelley Welch is an author and illustrator. She went to Temple University and Majored in Fine Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Education. Art was always her passion and after heart surgery in 1981 she knew that if "someday" was ever going to arrive, she'd better get busy.

Her first short story was published in 1983. Since then her short stories, often accompanied by her illustrations, have appeared in a number of magazines including Cricket, Children's Playmate, Girls' Life, The Friend, Ladybug, Cicada, and Spider. Several of her short stories have been published in language arts textbooks. She has also written and/or illustrated fourteen books for children of various ages.

Published Works

  • Don`t Call Me Marda, Our Child Press, 1990
  • A Horse for All Seasons, Boyds Mills Press, 1994
  • Land of Another Sun, Shadowplay Press, 1995
  • Horses of the Air, Scott Foresman, 1996
  • Little Prince Know It All, Golden Books, 1998
  • Lazy Bones Jones, Learning Media, 1999
  • Leaping Lena, Rigby, 2000
  • The Shadowed Unicorn, Cricket Books, 2000
  • Something in The Air, Our Child Press, 2005
  • Waiting to Forget, namelos, 2011

Books illustrated by Sheila Kelley Welch:

  • Is That Your Sister?: A True Story of Adoption, Our Child Press, 1992 - written by Catherine and Sherry Bunin
  • Blue Ridge, Our Child Press, 1995 - written by Jon Harper
  • Sean's War, Shadow Play Press, 1998 - written by Leone Castell Anderson
  • Sean's Quest, Shadow Play Press, 2002 - written by Leone Castell Anderson
  • Something in the Air, Our Child Press, 2005 - written by Molly Jones

Titles at Your Library

Don't Call Me Marda

ISBN: 0961187239
Release Date: 2002-07

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Horse For All Seasons, A

ISBN: 1563974150
Release Date: 1995-01-01

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Land of Another Sun

ISBN: 0963881922
Release Date: 1995-06

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Rigby Literacy: Student Reader Grade 3 Leaping Lena

ISBN: 0763564117
Release Date: 2000-01-29

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Something in the Air

ISBN: 1893516032
Release Date: 2005-12-31

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Waiting to Forget

ISBN: 1608981150
Release Date: 2011-10-01

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Is That Your Sister?: A True Story of Adoption

ISBN: 0961187263
Release Date: 1992-05

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Sean's Quest

ISBN: 0963881965
Release Date: 2002-12-01

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Something in the Air

ISBN: 1893516032
Release Date: 2005-12-31

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Welch will make presentations and participate in book signings at schools, libraries and bookstores.

External Links

Sheila Kelly Welch on WorldCat


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