Professional Bio:

Kerry O’Malley Cerra is an award-winning author of middle-grade books. Her first novel, Just a Drop of Water, landed on five state reading lists, won the Crystal Kite Award, a Florida Book Award, and was named to VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction list for 2014. Her second novel, Hear Me, is out now. Stay tuned for her forthcoming book, Make a Little Wave (August 6, 2024 Carolrhoda Books Lerner Publishing) and her debut nonfiction picture book tentatively titled The Gallaudet Eleven: The Story of NASA’s Unheard of Bioastronauts (March 2026 Little Brown Books for Young Readers). Kerry’s work has received praise from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, VOYA, and the Horn Book Guide calling her stories perceptive, well-developed, and woven with an expert hand. Kerry lives in South Florida with her family and two poorly behaved rescue dogs.


For inquiries pertaining to Hear Me, Make a Little Wave, or future writerly things, please contact Janine Le at Janine Le Literary Agency.

For inquiries pertaining to Just a Drop of Water, please contact Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency.

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