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 Awards–Young Adult Fiction Category Winner, and several Readers’ Favorite five-star reviews.
Kristy is the creator of the children’s adventure series, Cackleberry Creek, which includes such titles as, Frogs Can Fly, There Are No Monsters at Cackleberry Creek, The Clubhouse Cabobble, and Operation Scrub-A-Dub Skunk, which 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. Kristy lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she continues to share her love of storytelling and raise awareness for Allergy & Anaphylaxis, MCAD, and MCS.
“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?”
All proceeds from Frogs Can Fly are donated to various children’s organizations- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, literacy programs, Unicef, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness, and Mastocytosis/MCAD research.