Kelly Abbott is very excited to be a first-time children's book author and has a passion for both creative writing and animals. In Pearle's Very Plain Brown Box, Kelly takes a look at what really goes through the mind of a frisky little cat throughout the day. Cats have a certain mystique about them and it is fun to imagine what they may be thinking. Before taking a leap of faith and deciding to take some time to follow her dream as a writer, Kelly had a long career as a social worker, special education teacher, and a correctional education teacher. With a master's degree in special education and an undergraduate degree in social work, Kelly has always had a devotion to both people and education and now wants to dedicate some time to writing children's books. Kelly lives in Maryland with her husband and four amazing sons. If she isn't spending time with her family and friends, you can undoubtedly find her walking her dog Paisley and hanging out with her Ragdoll cats: Pearle, Ruby, and Opal.