Virtual Author Visit: Kelly Milner Halls

We are so excited to bring non-fiction author Kelly Milner Halls to a screen near you! This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Broadcast via GoTo Meeting and saved to YouTube for later viewing. To join the live event, you must email or sign up on our Virtual Author Visit form. We will send you the GoTo Meeting virtual information along with the password to join. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the event.


Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m.

For the past 30 years, Kelly Milner Halls has written high interest nonfiction for young readers. She seeks out the weird and celebrates it, teaching kids research and critical thinking skills along the way. In this 40 minute exploration of animals, she’ll reveal the strange secrets and why they are odd in the very best possible ways. Ideal for kids 5 to 8. Email to register for live program.


Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m.

Though she studied journalism with an eye toward investigative reporter, Kelly Milner Halls discovered her professional destiny in writing nonfiction for kids. In this lively presentation, she’ll explore some of the world’s most popular mysteries and just what the evidence says about them. Ideal for kids 8 to 15. Email to register for live program.

Aliens & UFOs

Monday, July 13 at 11 a.m.

Raised on STAR TREK television in the 1960s by a father who worked at NASA, Kelly Milner Halls always wondered about space. After she discovered there was evidence that Bigfoot MIGHT be real, she began to wonder, “What about Roswell, New Mexico?” This presentation will reveal the evidence she discovered when she dug deep into the truth. Ideal for kids 9 to 15. Email to register for live program.


Monday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

The Loch Ness Monster delighted author Kelly Milner Halls as a kid. When she explored writing a book about lake monsters, she discovered the broader realm of cryptozoology—mysterious animals that may or may not be real. Now she’s collected crypto-evidence for fifteen years and she’s ready to share some of it in this presentation. Ideal for kids 8 to 15. Email to register for live program.

Dinosaurs: Comparative Zoology

Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m.

Six of Kelly Milner Halls nonfiction books for young readers are about dinosaurs. Why? Because she loved catching lizards as a kid in Houston, Texas. When she met dinosaurs for the first time, she loved them too, and that love stuck. She’ll offer a beginner’s lesson in comparative zoology in this presentation for younger dinosaur fans 4 to 7. Email to register for live program.

In Search of Sasquatch

Monday, August 3 at 11 a.m.

In 2006, TALES OF THE CRYPTIDS was published. When Kelly Milner Halls started the research, she believed she would prove all the mysterious animals describe within the category were fake. She discovered that Bigfoot might be real, so she wrote another book about the believers. Could this creature spotted on almost every continent in the world be real? This presentation might just change your mind. Ideal for kids 8 to 15. Email to register for live program.

Mythical Mysteries

Monday, August 10 at 11 a.m.

She hasn’t written a book about mythical animals, but she loves them…not because they are real, but because the fictional creations have such epic origin stories. This presentation will explore six popular favorites – dragons, unicorns, mermaids, griffins, centaurs and Pegasus. Just because they aren’t real, doesn’t mean our love for them is imaginary. Ideal for kids 8 to 15. Email to register for live program.

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