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Kelly Loy Gilbert


Kelly Loy Gilbert

Kelly Loy Gilbert is the author of CONVICTION (Disney-Hyperion, 2014). Gilbert’s work has appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Shrapnel, and The Kenyon Review, where it was designated a resource for teachers. She’s led fiction workshops at UC San Diego and San Francisco State and developed a creative-writing program for teen writers, and is a visiting speaker in local classrooms. She was also recently named a Peninsula Literary Writer, a San Francisco Bay Area organization dedicated to fostering and encouraging the writing community.

Kelly Loy Gilbert

Books by Kelly Loy Gilbert

by Kelly Loy Gilbert - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

When Danny Cheng discovers a box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Silicon Valley family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined. Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family's blessing to pursue the career he's always dreamed of. But when Danny uncovers a secret that disturbs the foundations of his family history, the carefully constructed facade his parents have maintained begins to crumble. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him.

by Kelly Loy Gilbert - Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign that his family wouldn't fall apart. But now his father, Mart, has been accused of murder. The fate of Mart, a Christian radio host whose arrest has sparked national attention, lies in Braden's hands; he is the key witness. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. Now the rules of the sport are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith and unconditional love.