Kelly grew up writing stories. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, her parents taught her early how powerful stories could be. Her favorite childhood pasttimes were wandering the shelves of the local library and curling up on the couch with a good book. To this day, she seldom leaves the house without a book in her purse, just in case. Kelly lives in the suburbs of St Louis, Missouri with her husband and three wild and imaginative boys. Somewhere between practices, scout meetings, and home life, she still creates worlds and tells stories through her writing. She prides herself on raising readers, and surrounds herself with too many books to count.