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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sheila Kelly Welch  

Pen Name: Sheila Welch, Sheila K. Welch

Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD C:CHILD Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Born: in Pennsylvania

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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.


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