Ted Kelsey is a writer living in the Peekskill in New York’s Hudson Valley.┬áHis work for young readers has been praised for its imaginative scenarios, strong female protagonists and cliff-hanger chapters.

“Olga” is a book he created along with Dillon Samuelson, who created stunning illustrations featured both inside the book and on the cover. I had the pleasure of collaborating with the author on creating the cover layout. “Olga” won the Novel of the Year by the Underground Book Reviews in 2016.