Kristy Jo Volchko is an award-winning, multi-genre author, poet, blogger, book reviewer, and human rights activist. She’s a member of the IAN, YABC, and her 2018 release, Mall Hair Maladies, has received the Literary Titan Book Award (Gold) for November 2018, New Apple Official Selection, 2018 Summer E-Book Awards in General Fiction, 2018 4th Annual Grunter AwardsYoung Adult Fiction Category Winner, and many Readers’ Favorite five-star reviews.

The Cackleberry Creek series, which includes such titles as, Frogs Can Fly, There Are No Monsters at Cackleberry Creek, The Clubhouse Cabobble, ABCs of Cackleberry Creek, It’s a Cackleberry Christmas & Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk, inspires children everywhere to love themselves and be compassionate toward others.  

She began writing music, poetry, and short stories as young as eight, and has since penned numerous books, short stories, and poetry anthologies that have become popular around the globe. “There was always some silly limerick, jingle, or budding tale bouncing around my brain, begging to be written down.”

Her earliest songs, poems, and stories were created on an old-fashioned typewriter that she’d asked ‘Santa’ for. The Cackleberry Creek series was inspired by her time spent playing on her grandmother’s farm. “My short time on that farm was like my very own magic kingdom. Cherry and apple trees, ponds, fields of wildflowers, fireflies, baby frogs, critters, starry nights…how can I not write about that?”  

Kristy lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she continues to share her love of storytelling, all things ’80s, and tries to stay out of trouble. 🙂 {{ She also raises awareness for causes that are dear to her heart; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, global literacy programs, No Kid Hungry, UNICEF, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and Mastocytosis/MCAD research. }} 



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A Cup of Conversation with YA Author Kristy Jo Volchko (Soulla Christodoulou)


Kristy Jo Volchko Q&A 2018


Featured Author Interview March 2018


Kristy Volchko Q&A Rosco’s Reading Room 2017


Author Interview 2016 Read Across America


2015/2016 Kristy Volchko Author Interview