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 an engaging speaker and successful author of more than 30 nonfiction titles ranging from the bestselling Organize Yourself! to Living Safe in an Unsafe World. She has recently returned to her love of history and is writing and publishing a monthly e-letter, “American Snapshots,” which she describes as “making sense of today by looking at yesterday.”

She has recently completed a six-volume History of Medicine for Facts on File that will be used in high school and college libraries. 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.

Kelly also blogs weekly in the “Politics” section of The Huffington Post.

Every election cycle, Kate addresses audiences about the history of American presidential elections. She has addressed school groups and community and business gatherings. Today she also speaks on other topics, including the history of medicine and a talk that asks audiences to “remember when.” Her stories are entertaining and engaging.

Whether in print or on the speaking circuit, Kate presents information in an accessible and interesting manner. Relying on her background as a theatre major while at Smith College, and her involvement with organizations such as the New-York Historical Society and the Westchester County Historical Society, she draws on classic and lesser-known stories about America.

Kate is a veteran of both local and nationwide 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 recently served on the board of trustees for the Westchester County Historical Society and the Larchmont Historical Society. She is also on the board of the Friends of Smith College Libraries. As a board member of the SLE Lupus Foundation, she actively helps raise funds for scientific research to find a cure for lupus.