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Kelly Wilson
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Kelly has been a dynamic Primary School Educator & Literacy Specialist for 24 years. Her varied role has seen her teach all subject areas from Prep to year 9. She now works as an author, Educational Consultant in her own business, Wings for Grace and Author Podcast Presenter on Between the Covers. Her energy and positive nature combined with her expert teaching skills, will provide your school with a fantastic experience that children will remember, well into the future.

Kelly has a passion for teaching & sharing her knowledge with others, which has been reflected in the variety of roles she has held during her career so far. Watching her students learn & grow in all aspects of their life – from academic skills, to life & socials skills – is one of her greatest rewards. Kelly is a master at engaging and captivating groups, and inspiring audiences of all ages with her entertaining and motivating sessions. Kelly’s kind and friendly demeanour, ensures students learn and develop skills at any level.

During her varied career, Kelly has facilitated numerous workshops educating parents & teachers on the strategies, skills & values of literacy. She has also worked with Cardinia Shire Council in Victoria on various literacy projects. Kelly has also filmed literacy education videos for the Department of Education that have been distributed worldwide.

Kelly continues to be a successful children’s and YA author. Kelly has two picture story books titled Lady Lulu (nominated for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards 2023) and Hudson Houdini Escapologist Extraordinaire. Her two Young Adult novels titled Breathe Grace (Nominated for the Miles Franklin 2023 award and two NSW Premier’s Literacy awards 2023) and The shadows in my mind, continue to attract very positive reviews. She is currently working on her third YA novel.

Kelly’s Qualifications

-Bachelor of Teaching.
-Bachelor of Education.
-Up-to-date First Aid Training/Anaphylaxis/Asthma Management.
-Certificate in Mindfulness in Education.
-Certificates in Mentoring and Personal Development.
-Certificate in Mandatory Reporting.Certificate in NDIS Worker Module 1.
-Qualified Mabel Carer.
-Extensive training in Early Years Development & Play Based Learning Programs.
-Extensive training and experience in anxiety, panic & social disorders.
-Extensive training in Dyslexia, language disorders, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s & Auslan.
-Extensive training in all aspects of Wellbeing.

Books by Kelly Wilson

Where the Driftwood meets the Sand

Best Suited 13-18 Years
Teenager Annie chooses to be unseen as she struggles with her inner battles.
But when ghosts and generational feuds arise, Annie’s past unravels violently. She can no longer hide.
Annie has never believed in ghosts but when Annabelle, the spirit of her great great grandmother appears, she is left with little choice.
As spirits clash, past secrets can be ignored no longer, and lives are put in danger.
Why did the exotic, secretive Annabelle have to flee her homeland of China?
What exactly did Annabelle do back in 1920 to ignite such hostility?
Then there’s Tommy, the mysterious young man from the wrong side of town. What is his motivation in pursuing Annie?
As Annie uncovers the secrets of her family’s past, will she become the key to its resolution?
How well do we ever really know those with whom we share our lives?

The Shadows in My Mind

Best Suited 12-18 Years
At nineteen, Aanya was one of the lucky ones. Aanya knew she had a second chance to escape her past. Only she still has no memory of her life before waking from a coma. Suffering trauma amnesia from her abusive past, Aanyas mind has locked the truth away to protect her…

Lady Lulu

Best Suited 5-12 years
THE UNTOUCHABLE SASSY FURBALL GOING PLACES OTHERS WONT! Lulu is a beautiful feline princess, honoured and worshiped by allor so she thinks. This funny, rhyming story, based on true events, will touch your heart. A tale which highlights the importance of empathy and diversity.

Breathe Grace

Best Suited 12-18 Years
AT 15, GRACE THOUGHT SHE HAD IT ALL. After a devastating betrayal, her world is torn apart. Arrested for arson, Grace is sent to the mysterious Zarnish Estate, located in the vastness of outback NT and the home of a grandma she barely knows.

Hudson Houdini Escapologist Extraordinaire

Best Suited 6-8 Years
Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that your pet does when you are not home?
Have you ever been even a little suspicious, that your pet is in fact a secret hero?
Hudson Houdini is a very clever little chap. Tiny but mighty. A cute cuddly cocker spaniel, content to just relax at home…or is he?
His family love him dearly. Never suspecting he leads a double life. When they are not home, the real Hudson springs into action. Luckily, when animals are facing grave danger around town, when they need a mega super hero to save the day…they know exactly who to call.
Join Hudson in these amusing, rhyming adventures. Will he survive? Watch as he bravely tackles dangerous situations, faces grumpy animals twice his size and solves the mysteries no one else can. Hudson Houdini is here to show the world that we can all be super heroes, if we just believe.

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