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O'Malley Cerra

Kerry O'Malley Cerra is the author of the multi-award-winning, middle-grade novel Just a Drop of Water. Honors for this book include a Florida Book Award, the Crystal Kite Award, and VOYA's Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers.

As a deaf author, she’s excited to shed light on the topic of hearing loss in her newest middle-grade book, Hear Me, due out on September 6, 2022 (Lerner Carolrhoda Publishing). She holds a degree in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida and currently works as a high school media specialist in Broward County Florida. She loves to talk books and writing and dogs, so don't be shy, tap her on the shoulder to get the conversation started. She's a top-notch lip-reader, and thanks to her new bionic ear, she's getting better at hearing the world, too.

Kerry lives in Coral Springs, Florida with her family and two poorly-behaved rescue dogs.


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