Kelly White

Kelly White - Editor

Kelly White is an experienced and respected top-level editorial professional, having edited hundreds of quality books in nearly every genre

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Kelly has edited hundreds of books in nearly every genre for HarperCollins, Kirkus Editorial, Guideposts Books, Callisto Media, and more. Prior to her ventures into book publishing, Kelly was longtime Executive Editor of Girls’ Life magazine.

Kelly is the award-winning author of The Legend of the Fairy Stones, The Bible Adventure Book of Scavenger Hunts, Outdoor Adventures: Archery, and other books for kids. She is a program mentor for the American Folklore Society, and she is actively involved in the Chincoteague Storytelling Guild.

Kelly is an instructor for The PEN Institute, and she conducts publishing courses at Morgan State University. She's a Schoolhouse Teachers lesson designer and a regular contributor to Clubhouse magazine. Kelly is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Maryland Writers' Association, and PEN America. She is represented by literary agency Legacy Management.


As a working professional editor, Kelly has edited books of nearly every genre. These are a few favorites in her editing portfolio:

2018 Illumination Award

From Basement to Sanctuary by Holly Christine Hayes (Westbow Press/2017)

2017 IPPY Award Gold Medalist

A Faithful Son by Michael Scott Garvin (CreateSpace/2016)

2017 Christian Retailing’s Best

101 Ways to Have Fun by the Editors of Faithgirlz (HarperCollins/2016)

2020 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day featured series

Find Your Future by Diane Lindsey Reeves (Bright Futures Press/2016)

2015 Kirkus Best Indie Book

Dear Prudence by Prudence Farrow Bruns (CreateSpace/2015)

Award-winning Weetzie Bat series

Fairies in the Kitchen by Carmen Staton and Francesca Lia Block (CreateSpace/2015)

New York Times best-selling author

Snap Decision by Nathan Whitaker (HarperCollins/2014)

English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Christian Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult


  • 2020 Excellence-in-Craft Award / Outstanding Book / Virginia Outdoor Writers Association / The Legend of the Fairy Stones by Kelly Anne White
  • 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Award / Best Interior Design / Story Monsters LLC / The Legend of the Fairy Stones by Kelly Anne White

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Callisto Media
January, 2019 – Present (almost 4 years)


Guideposts Books
October, 2017 – Present (about 5 years)

Manuscript Editor

Kirkus Editorial
September, 2014 – April, 2017 (over 2 years)

Manuscript Editor

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
April, 2011 – August, 2014 (over 3 years)

Managing Editor

Studio One Networks
March, 2008 – August, 2012 (over 4 years)

Executive Editor

Girls' Life Magazine
April, 1994 – March, 2008 (almost 14 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

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