Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by! Here's a short, true story: When I was in first grade, Mrs. W. wrote on my report card: Kellye likes to go visiting. I'd finish my work, then shoot around the classroom to see what everybody else was up to.

I'm still pretty much that girl: Curious, chatty, eager to connect. I talk too much, and to anybody, including strangers. Shoot those side eyes at me all you want, but that's how I met my husband at the grocery store.

Actually, now, I consider myself more of an extroverted introvert. Despite my gift for gab, I like to listen, too—really listen. Silence and solitude also are important parts of my day, allowing me to write novels and short nonfiction and to read.

I'm often loud, though, it's true. As an adult, I've been shushed in public by a friend.

* cringes *

More than once.

* shrouds face  *

I used to feel embarrassed about getting loud and excited so often. But when I confided this to another friend, she described these characteristics as "enthusiasm" and "passion." I liked that. If you're interested, you can find out more about me here.

What are you passionate about? I'd love to hear from you. I dabble in a lot of online spaces (see links above) but am most active on Twitter. You can also shoot me an email.

A big thank you to Cheryl Fusco Johnson, who took the photo of me. Cheryl is a wonderful writer and editor as well as supporter of writers and other creative people. Check out the audio links to her interviews for "The Studio" on KRUU Radio and her "Writers Voices" interviews.

 

 

 

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."—Anais Nin