• Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms
    Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms
    by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot

    Ebook version for your Kindle.  Great for traveling with kids!

Events Update!

Due to weather conditions Kelly will not be at A Lowcountry Christams on December 23 from 6:30-8 signing her newest release Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker! She wanted to thank all who purchased a copy of Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker.  Kelly will be reading and signing copies of Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker TONIGHT, December 23 at Wild Dunes Resort at 5pm! Come join the fun for cookies and hot chocholate.








October 13, 2015

I would like to thank Isla and her mother Jessica, and share a wonderful video they sent to me today. They were on the Isle of Palms, SC during the historic floods last week. She shared this story with me. "We completely adopted the magical song of the IOP! Isla asked to sing it each night as it rained and as we left in hopes that all the creatures were safe! She has asked to sing it nightly from KY to keep the alligators, Sharks, turtles, crabs and seagulls safe from a distance!" Thank you for your wonderful song Isla. The Princess wishes you and your family "nothing but the best." Check out the video in its entirety on the Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/PrincessCharleston


October 7, 2015

South Carolina Floods and Joaquin

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire State of South Carolina.  My heart hurts to know the damage, displacement, fear, and anxiety the residents of this great State are going through during this time.  If you have a moment to check out the Go Fund Me page of the Charleston RiverDogs they are raising money to help the victims of the floods. https://www.gofundme.com/ky5rjt3s

#StaySafeCharleston #PalmetoStrong



The Summer Book tour for the new release of Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker was amazing! Here is a look back at a great summer! Click here for a look back!



  Lowcountry Live Appearance!

View it here!



"When the Princess went to sleep that night she noticed that there were tiny blue and purple starfish under pillow! She gasped and wondered it if wasn't a dream after all! You can get your copy of Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker and the magical hair clips at http://www.princesscharleston.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Summer Book Tour Update!

A new date has been added to the summer book tour! July 7th at 7:15pm at the Wild Dunes Resort to hear a special reading of Princess Charleston and the Nutcracker. It is a free event and books will be available for sale!

Don't forget to catch KSD on Lowcountry Live July 2nd at 10am! WCIV-Charlesotn!

My thoughts and prayers go out to the great city of Charleston. I love this city with all my heart and my heart broke when I heard the news last night.  My family sends our condolences to the loved ones lost in this tragedy. -KSD #CharlestonStrong


  • Wild Dunes Resort 'Shopping on the Plaza'    June 30
  • LowCountry Live Appearance                       July 3
  • Children's Musuem of the Lowcountry           July 7
  • Morgan Creek Grill Brunch                           July 12
  • Wild Dunes Resort 'Shopping on the Plaza'    July 14

Spring Book Tour Update!

May 12 & 13, 2015

KSD spent two wonderful afternoons with the students of McCullough Elemetnary and PT Elementary. The students talked about different writing styles, sketching, and of course sea turtles! Thank you for two great days!


May 8, 2015

KSD spent the afternoon with the Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gradres of Sunrise Estate Elementary School! It was a wonderful say learnning the magical song of the Isle of Palms, learning about water colors, and habitiats!

Exciting News Coming!

Will be posting soon a special announcement for the SUMMER BOOK TOUR!

It just makes the Princess want to sing!

Spring School Book Tour!

I was so excited to kick off my Spring School Book Tour today at Level Green Elementary! A wonderful morning spent with grades Kindergarten thorugh 3rd grade!

October 11 book signing event!

Kelly Sheehy DeGroot, author of Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms will be at the Delmont Library for story time and to sign her book on October 11, 2014.

Story time from 9:30 to 10:00am. Book signing for a half an hour before and after story time. For more information please visit http://delmontlibrary.org/.

Summer Book Tour Highlights!


September 1, 2014

Well this wonderful summer has come to an end but let's look back at all the great times we had learning about the environment, helping sea turtles, and meeting so many awesome new friends and readers! So many amazing things to look forward this fall and winter! Can't wait for my latest release of the Nutcracker to come out this holiday season! You can join the Princess on an undersea adventure!

Click here: http://bit.ly/1nQFz1Y



June 25:

Click on the link below to see author KSD reading to an audience at the Wild Dunes Resort! 



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  • June 18 opening night at Wild Dunes Resort
  • June 20 morning turlte nesting walk with the Fripp Island Turtle Team
  • June 22 Morgan Creek Grill Books signing
  • June 24 Bulldog Tours haunted jail tour
  • June 25 Book signing at Wild Dunes Resort 5-8pm
  • June 27 morning turtle nesting walk with Fripp Island Turtle Team
  • July 2 Book signing at Wild Dunes Resort 5-8pm


Sweet T in the classroom!

Very excited to take Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue to the classroom! A fun way to teach children about recycling and keeping our beaches and environment clean.  A fun way to use this activity is with a SMART BOARD. This worksheet can be downloaded for FREE at  http://bit.ly/1oSO8hg.  Each student takes a turn cleaning up for Sweet T and putting the garbage in the proper recycling can. Don't have a SMART BOARD? No problem, print out the sheet and have the students use a pencil to match each item. -KSD

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER FUN! Summer Fun on the Isle of Palms!


Tour schedule to date:

June 18-private event location: Isle of Palms

June 22-Morgan Creek Grill 10am-12:00pm

June 25-private event location: Isle of Palms

July 2-privatae event location: Isle of Palms

More dates to come! 

If you are interested in booking KSD for a reading or book signing please contact pc_iop@yahoo.com

Looking to get a copy of Princess Charleston or Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue? Shop Local!

Baby Bloomers  https://www.babybloomershome.com/

Hudson's Market at the Wild Dunes Resort http://www.wilddunes.com

Isle of Palms Marina http://www.iop.net/community/iopmarina.aspx

Historic Charleston Foundation https://www.historiccharleston.org/Shop/Books/Children.aspx

Charleston Five and Dime General Store  http://www.fiveanddimegs.com/charleston.html

Turtle Creek http://www.puzzleboxguy.com/


Making sure the Easter Bunny feels welcome during his long journey! Wishing everyone a blessed Easter Weekend and Happy Passover! -KSD


Come join Princess Charleston's

Kindess Klub!


One kind act towards someone can really make a difference. For the next month we are going to try and do one nice thing for someone, do you want to join? Post on the Princess Charleston Facebook or Twitter page your Kindness Klub act and you will become an official member! Remember, to be kind is easy and free! The Princess and I came up with some ideas! www.facebook.com/PrincessCharleston & @pc_iop


Kindness Klub Ideas for Kids!

  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Tell your mom and dad you love him!
  • Call Grandma!
  • Send Grandapa and ecard
  • Write a note to your teacher to thank them for all they do!
  • Help your brother or sister out with homework
  • Feed the family pet without being told to
  • Clear the dinner dishes
  • Help your parents make dinner
  • Clean your room
  • Pick up your toys

Some ideas for Parent's:

  • Pay it forward with a cup of coffee for someone
  • Give your child's teachcer a cup of coffee for all their hard work
  • Make a surprise meal for the family
  • Help your children make a thank you sign for the mail person
  • Help your children make homemade cards for a retirement village
  • Call your mom and dad and tell them you love them! :)


2.24.14 American Girl Tea Party and Dance Book Signing Event!

Silent Auction Events!

On January 31, I was very proud to have copies of Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue paired up with Princess of Tides Boutique & Cupcake Down South for the A Night in the Valley Wine Dinner and Auction! The package raised a wonderful amount for the students!

Was happy to support a great school with Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue for The St. Dominic School Parent-Teacher Association 32nd Annual Gift Auction, on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood, New Jersey.



Thanks to Local Business Week!


November 20, 2013 

Thank you to Morgan Creek Grill´╗┐ for the last two summers I have had so much for at your Sunday brunch for book signings! The bonus is that my entire family is in town (and plans their trip around this signing) to make sure they make it to the Creek! http://www.morgancreekgrill.com/

November 19, 2013 

Today's thank you is to Old South Carriage Company. Old South & Ashley Cline created the first ever Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot carriage ride happen in Charleston, South Carolina! This summer was the first time EVER that Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue was read in public. It was also the first time I was able to sing the magical song of the Princess while riding down the beautiful streets of Charleston with our driver Jen, our horse Max, and a carriage full of Princesses, a Prince and a Queen Mum! Truly a memory that will last me a lifetime. Check out the reading here and you can hear how the songs goes! http://youtu.be/cBVuIExrVGE http://www.oldsouthcarriagetours.com/


November 18, 2013 

Today, I would like to thank Lowcountry Live for giving me my first TV appearance to support Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot my first LIVE interview with Laura Harris! I had the opportunity this past June to promote my newest release Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue with Tom Crawford | ABC News 4. Thank you to the producers and all the WCIV | ABC News 4 staff for making us feel so welcome! Hope to see you again this summer! You can check this summer's interview here, give it a few seconds to load ;) 


November 17, 2013: Over the next few days I want to thank businesses that have supported Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue. I would like to start with Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt & Treats - Charleston (South Market Street). A big thank you to David & Ken for their continued support. I have been able to participate in two book signing events and also participate in the Chase After A Cure kick off party at the shop the last two years. Two yogurt flavors were named after the books, and I also have experienced first hand their helpfulness with food allergies. It is the support of these local businesses that help continue the story of Princess Charleston. Go check them out and their BRAND New juice bar! I am glad to call them my friends. One of my favorite photos from one of the @Chase After A Cure events. I was able to read to the kids via Skype and thanks to Holly Henry Fisher from HAF Creative for holding me up!



November 10, 2013

Day 6 vendor: I am so happy to have Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms sold at Turtle Creek in the Charleston City Market. This summer I had the opportunity to drop off a deliver of books to owner Steve Beale. A very cool story where you can always find a unique gift. I purchased a Tweet Tweet Home birdhouse for my niece's birthday and she just loved it. Thanks for your continued support Steve! http://www.puzzleboxguy.com/

November 9, 2013

Day 5 vendor: The story began for Princess Charleston on the beautiful Isle of Palms, SC. It is perfect that the fabulous Wild Dunes Resort carries Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot in their Hudson's Market. A highlight for me each summer is participating in their Vendor Night at the resort. Can't wait for this summer!

November 8, 2013

My day 4 vendor is The Five & Dime General Store in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a great highlight during the summer book tour to personally drop off copies of Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot to the owner Joe and his staff. A great stop in the historic Charleston City Market.




November 7, 2013

My day 3 vendor is the Historic Charleston Foundation. It is a true honor to have copies of Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue in their two locations; Charleston City Market & their location on East Bay Street. The Historic Charleston Foundation preserves the treasures of Charleston, South Carolina and does amazing work with education and the environment. Thank you to Rich, Kathy, and their amazing staff for their continued support.  https://www.historiccharleston.org/Shop/Books/Children.aspx

November 6, 2013

Today's vendor that I would like to recognize is Baby Bloomers Home! The "go-to" baby boutique in Charleston, South Carolina. I am so honored to have both copies of Princess Charleston Of The Isle Of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue in their store. Last time I was in the store I bought my soon-to-be born nephew the cutest and unique presents to add to his nursery. Thanks to Robin and her staff for their continued support. http://www.babybloomershome.com/

November 5, 2013:

I am going to highlight one vendor each day this week who carries Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms & Sweet T's Sea Turtle Rescue! The first store is the Isle of Palms Marina! The IOP Marina was the first store to EVER carry Princess Charleston! We thank Beth and her staff for their continued support! You can get your copies for the holidays by stopping in and getting some great beach & fishing supplies and some snacks too. I like to pick up some Krispy Kreme donuts to get my am started! -KSD


As I think back on the month of June, all I can do is smile. I was able to spend a glorious month in beautiful Charleston, SC.  I spent time with my two favorite cheerleaders, my husband Joe and, of course my beautiful daughter Charleston, who are with me every step of the way at each book-signing event.  Here are some of my highlights:


1)   I really loved personally going into the stores that carry Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms to deliver the copies of books they ordered.

  1. Isle of Palms Marina              

  3. Baby Bloomers                    

  5. Historic Charleston Foundation

  7. Five & Dime General Store     

  9. Turtle Creek


2)   Appearing on Lowcountry Live! It was such an honor to be interviewed on live TV by Tom Crawford.


3)   Charleston holding the sign for “North,” the loggerhead sea turtle that was released back to his home on June 18.  This will be a memory that will last me a lifetime. Thanks to Kelly Thorvalson for making it happen.


4)   Reading the book inspired by my daughter and having her in a carriage full of Princesses listen to me read and sing Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms and my new release Sweet T’s Sea Turtle Rescue down the streets of CharlestonOne of my favorite memories is when we practiced our princess wave to people on the streets as we went by…and I’ll never forget all the people who waved back!  Thanks to Old South Carriage Co. and Ashley Cline for hosting the first Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms carriage ride in the city of Charleston!

5)   Sweet CeCe’s naming their strawberry yogurt after Miss Sweet T herself!


6)   Having my parents and my sister’s family join me on some of the book signing stops!


7)   Working with Poe Minton! Always so great to see her over the summer months.


8)   Meeting up with former WTAE-TV meteorologist Erin Kienzle who now lives in Charleston. Her family came down to the Sweet CeCe’s event.  So great to meet her beautiful family.


9)   Morgan Creek Grill always holds a special place in my heart during these book-signing events. My husband and I shared our first dinner as a married couple there, our first anniversary dinner, and a place for our family to come and relax each summer.


10)  Meeting so many wonderful readers! Thank you for all your love support, tweets, Facebook posts and messages! You make Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms a reality!  A reader came up to Charleston and he said to her “your mom wrote a really good book.” She said “Thanks!” It makes me smile even as I type this…

To view more photos from the summer book tour click here: