Kelly grew up in western Kentucky where she early exhibited a talent for art. She coated most available surfaces in drawings, from school assignments to her grandmother’s bedroom wall. While in school she developed a love for fantasy and began creating notebooks full of characters and their stories to share with her friends. At the university level, her passion for art and writing led her to a study of poetry, ceramics, and language. She is now happily working on various fantasy novels.

Her interest in fantasy began with The Hobbit, read to her as a bedtime story. Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series and Brian Jacques’ Redwall series also became favorites, and she currently enjoys reading Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett. However, both her writing and art are more influenced by the work of Hajime Yatate, Naoko Takeuchi, and her experiences with adventure and role-playing games.

Contact: kls.galloway(at)