Kelly is a writer, book artist
and mother. While completing an MFA in Fiction at Brown University, she pursued interdisciplinary coursework in book arts at Rhode Island School of Design. During her undergraduate at Columbia University, she earned a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature and a Creative Writing Concentration in Poetry. As a mother, Kelly wants to ensure that her young son (a charter member of Club Neo
) has a lifelong relationship to the alchemical space wherein literature, art and the book unite. Her favorite childhood books were Miss Rumphius
and the Childcraft Encyclopedias
. Lately, she hasn't stopped swooning over A Child of Books
by Oliver Jeffers.