FICTION & NON-FICTION AUTHOR
This Tiny Enormous Life
The CAW | Non-Fiction | Read
Fierce, Funny, and Frank—Author Betty Fussell's Recipe for Living Large
Santa Barbara Independent | Non-Fiction | Read
Feature Cover Story
Storyscape Literary Journal, Issue 22 | Fiction | Read
Dogwood Literary Award Finalist
With the Depth of a Thousand Waters
The Wounded Wind
Gabriele Rico Prize Finalist
The Tishman Review, January 2018 | Non-fiction | Read
Best of the Net 2018 Nomination
Of Wind & the Sea
deLuge Journal 3.1, Fall 2017 | Fiction | Read
December 2019 | Read More
Best of the Net Nomination
Murmurations, Nonfiction 2018
ZYZZYVA Advanced Fiction Workshop with Anthony Marra
Bob & Judy Mathey Scholarship | Mendocino Coast Writer's Conference
Elizabeth George Foundation Grant
Student Perspective Commencement Address
College of the Atlantic, June 2011 | Watch
Davis Foundation Scholar
I.B., United World College, Wales, United Kingdom, 2005-2007
B.A., College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, 2007-2011
Kelly's fiction and nonfiction explore the intersection between our natural environment and human experience. Her unique undergraduate education in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic provides the framework for much of her ideology and her interdisciplinary approach to writing and living.
Kelly received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts and Antioch University, Los Angeles with the support of a private grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is the founder and host of Out Loud, a bimonthly literary reading series that featured local Santa Barbara authors, and runs her own Professional Creative Services business, KG Creative Services. Kelly is also a Professor of Writing for Antioch University, Santa Barbara's undergraduate program.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys creating art, reading voraciously, and exploring the mountains with her husband and their two dogs.
Kelly is available for speaking engagements, workshops and teaching, readings, and book coaching and editorial support. Please visit www.kgcreativeservices.com for more information about her Professional Creative Services, or contact her using the form below.