These are just a few of my creative publications. Not included: anything I write for Blue Ocean Brain, because it's super cool and top secret, and the thousands of articles I wrote for as their Test Prep expert. Desperate to read test-taking strategies or find some really awesome SAT tricks? You can find much of my test prep work on ThoughtCo., which is's new identity for its education market. Just click around under test prep and look for Kelly C. Roell, my alter ego. You'll find me!

Print Publications

  • GRAVEMAIDENS, YA historical fantasy published Fall '19 (Delacorte/Penguin Random House) 
  • Roell, Kelly C. ACT Strategy Smart. New Jersey: Research and Education Association, Inc. Dec. 2012.
  • Roell, Kelly C. Ace the ACT. New Jersey: Research and Education Association, Inc. May 2017


“I credit my high score to ACT Strategy Smart.”

About ACT STRATEGY SMARTThis book helped me so much. It provides very logical advice and tricks about taking the ACT. I read it over the course of two weeks before the exam, and I credit my high score to this book. 

— John-Michael Linares

It reminds me of Klass and Zusak.”

About GRAVEMAIDENS: "I love the varied structure. Reminds me of Klass. The fragments of internal monologues are spot on. It reminds me a bit of the way Follett handles exposition and nods to the voice of Zusak in The Book Thief."

— Calvin Dillon, Writer, Head of English Dept. Steinbrenner HS, Tampa FL