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K.A. Barson


K.A. Barson

Kelly Barson grew up in Michigan. As a teen in the 1980s, she wore both her hair and her pants too pouffy, so she has a ton of regrets from those years. Now both her hair and her pants are likely to be purple. Time will tell if more regrets will surface.

She writes using her initials K.A. because many of her favorite authors like C.S. Lewis and S.E. Hinton did, so she thought that would feel more authorial. Even though she is an author, she's not sure what authorial is supposed to feel like. She's guessing it's supposed to be serious. If so, it hasn't kicked in yet.

K.A. Barson

Books by K.A. Barson

by K.A. Barson - Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Charlotte and Lydis were in eighth grade when they came up with their Grand Plan to go to cosmetology school and get jobs to build thier clientele while they earned business degrees. Then they’d open our own salon . . .Now Charlotte and Lydia are juniors, in a Cosmetology Arts program where they’ll get on-the-job training and college credits at the same time. The Grand Plan is right on schedule.  Which means it’s time for Step Two: Win the Winter Style Showcase, where Cos Arts and Fashion Design teams team up to dazzle the judges with their skills.  Charlotte is sure that she and Lydia have it locked up --- so sure, in fact, that she makes a life-changing bet with her mother, who wants her to give up cos for college. And that’s when things start going off the rails.

by K.A. Barson - Fiction

Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen---and some surprises about her not-so-perfect mother.