Welcome to KL Going.com.

Who is KL Going?

I’m an award-winning author who creates literature for children of all ages. That’s right – whether you’re a kid who loves picture books, a middle grade reader, a teen looking for awesome YA, or an adult who’s young-at-heart, I have a book for you.In addition to being a writer, I’ve also worked in the publishing industry as a freelance editor, assistant literary agent, and a bookstore manager. I lead workshops through the Highlights Foundation, and I’ve been a guest speaker for such esteemed venues as SCBWI, PEN, Vermont College’s MFA Program, New York University, and the American Library Association, just to name a few.

Why mention these credentials? Because my most important role is that of a mentor. With every book I write, my desire is to touch someone’s life in a way that empowers, inspires, and entertains. When it comes to aspiring authors, I want to use the knowledge I’ve gained in over a decade of publishing to help you reach your goals. Writing is about more than seeing your name in print. It’s about understanding yourself and the world around you, and then revealing your unique truth to others. At its best, writing embodies passion and connection. That’s what you’ll find at KLGoing.com.

So, join me and explore!
KL Going

On May 14th, 2016 KL Going will join Laurie Halse Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly. Carolyn Mackler, Terry Trueman, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Scott Westefeld, and many more at the Rochester Teen Book Festival. Don’t miss this awesome red carpet event!

KL will be celebrating National Readathon Day with the Millbrook Literary Festival on May 21st. She’ll be on two panels and will be signing books. Please come out, enjoy a great day, and support both of these worthy causes!

K.L. Going

My Books


Available now!
Pieces of Why

Pieces of Why

Some exciting news: Pieces of Why has been selected to Wisconsin’s Just One More Page! 2015 master reading list! Tia’s in some fantastic company!



The TV rights for King of the Screwups have been purchased. Stay tuned.

Coming Soon:
KL has two picture books lined up for 2017! More details to come.

KL was interviewed on NPR about Pieces of Why!

Fat Kid Hits Broadway
There’s an awesome team working on a Fat Kid musical!
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going