Kelly Starling Lyons is a children's book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. She is the author of picture book, One Million Men and Me (Just Us Books), and chapter book, NEATE: Eddie's Ordeal (Just Us Books). She has two forthcoming picture books with Penguin/G.P. Putnam's Sons. The first, Ellen's Broom, is illustrated by Daniel Minter and debuts on January 5, 2012. The second, Tea Cakes for Tosh, is illustrated by E.B. Lewis and debuts that fall. Lyons, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, lives in North Carolina where she facilitates a book club that celebrates literary treasures by African-American children's book authors of today and the past.