Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America's past. These stories are about Americans - people just like you - who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you. Kate Kelly

Meet Kate Kelly

Kate KellyKate Kelly is a writer and publisher of America Comes Alive. The concept for the site grew from her belief that people are genuinely interested in our country’s story, but readers would welcome shorter articles that share little-known aspects of America’s past.

The site is visited by more than a half-million readers annually.

During Kate’s years of writing for traditional publishers, she wrote Election Day: An American Holiday, an American History. She has also written about science history and the history of world exploration in two popular titles for Taylor Publishing, That’s Not in My Science Book and That’s Not in My Geography Book. She also completed a six-volume History of Medicine for Facts on File that is used in high school and college libraries.

Kate enjoys sharing her knowledge as a speaker and has addressed groups ranging from an honors program at Arizona State University to local clubs.  American inventors and stories of medicine in early America are two of her more popular talks.  Every election cycle, Kate addresses audiences about the history of American presidential elections.

She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for the Civil War Trust and is a member of the jury to select the 2018 recipient of the Ken Burns Prize given by the American Prairie Reserve.

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Earlier Career

Prior to launching the website, Kate was in high demand as a co-author for doctors and business people who didn’t have time to write their own books. She is skilled at absorbing high volumes of complex material and translating it into digestible information for consumers.

Her titles as a collaborator ranged from books about getting organized, including the bestselling Organize Yourself!, to books on back pain, allergies and asthma, heart disease, and macular degeneration. She also co-authored business books like HyperWars: 11 Strategies for Survival and Profit in the Era of Online Business and Money Makeovers: How Women Can Control Their Financial Destiny.

She has written books in the parenting field, including Living Safe in an Unsafe World, The Baffled Parents Guide to Stopping Bad Behavior, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parenting a Teenager.

Media Appearances and Teaching

Kate is a veteran of both local and national talk and news programs and has been quoted in publications such as Time and The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on World News Tonight, Good Morning America, The View, The CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, and on CNN, MSNBC and The Fox News Channel.

She has been an instructor at The New School, the continuing education program at New York University, and the Osher Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles where she taught history-based programs.

Her former board service includes the national board of the SLE Lupus Foundation, Lupus LA, the Westchester County Historical Society, and the Friends of Smith College Libraries. She was a committee member of the Health Sciences Committee of the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York.