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An adventuress at heart, Kelsey grew up running through the forests of the Appalachian foothills, watercolors and a book of faerie tales never far from hand. Curious about everything, she speaks six languages and travels frequently, feeling most at home surrounded by the Arctic mountains and fjords of Northern Norway.

She received her bachelor's in Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of NC at Chapel Hill and her master's in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Working primarily in watercolor and papercutting, Kelsey also writes everything from picture books to YA fantasy to adult literary fiction. Apart from napping, Kelsey enjoys practicing traditional English longbow archery, reading, and hiking with her illustrator husband and direwolf-dog. Her favorite scents are forests in winter, freshly baked bread, tea roses, and birch trees after rain.

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