Bonnie Kelso

Author & Illustrator

I want to inspire the creative within you.

Swim.jpgCreativity comes in many forms. This is my promise to you: Your creative expression is unique, you are special, and there are people in this world waiting to be touched by your gifts. I believe in you as a creative person. There is something you are being called to create that will inspire healing in hearts and minds. Expressing yourself creatively can become the catalyst to discovering your truth.

What’s New?

I’m facilitating a collaborative mural project for the Discovery Children’s Museum! On Saturday, August 3rd from 10am – 1pm we will be in the Discovery Lab working on a visitor-created piece of collaborative art that will be on display for the entire month of August. August is Art Appreciation Month at the Discovery Children’s Museum here in Las Vegas. I’m so excited to be a part of it. Read more…

Bonnie Kelso


Ever Open

The Everglades is a wide open wetland in Florida. I’m quite familiar with it, since it’s close to where I was born. It’s also the setting for my latest children’s chapter book “Ever Open” which is now available on It’s the story of a little alligator hatchling who’s not sure who he really is or what his purpose is.

From the back of the book:

Deep in the heart of the Everglades, 26 tiny eggs are beginning to hatch in a giant nest under a tall cypress tree. The fourth alligator to see the light of day is about to embark on a classic hero’s journey. Join Baby D as he explores his world through the innocence and wonder of a natural dreamer. Discover what makes him special while pondering what it might be that makes you special, too.

Character merchandise
is also available…

In association with


I am a proud and grateful beneficiary of grants provided by
the Nevada Arts Council.

I would like to introduce you to Artemis. She's a mouse. She's agreed to help me with my next children's book. We're still getting to know each other. I'll be posting her messages as they come, so if you want to receive them, too, then become our friend.

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