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about me

I write books for the young, and the young at heart. 

E.M. Kelly (Erin Koch) is an award-winning writer, speaker, and advocate for children’s wellness programs. She is a certified Generation Pound® Pro, helping children build healthy bodies and self-esteem. And, she also served as a volunteer for Arise & Ski, which provides lessons to individuals with disabilities.


She has earned numerous writing and marketing awards, including the 2018 Gold Quill Award of Merit for Lifestyle magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief. She is a certified group fitness instructor and lives in Troy, Missouri with her husband, Tommy, on 20 wooded acres. It was these woods, the forest’s friendly animals, and the childhood spirits of her nieces and nephew, that inspired her to write her first book, Zoey and the Forest Friends.


your childhood spirit is calling

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