The Merit Birds hits #3 on the amazon.ca bestseller list!
Kelley’s story, The Pool, has been long listed for the 2015 CBC Short Story Prize!
THE MERIT BIRDS MAKES BOOKLIST's TOP TEN MULTICULTURAL FICTION FOR YOUTH
BARRIE ADVANCE ARTICLE
Breakthru Radio Interview, New York City
CBC ONTARIO MORNING Interview (34:10)
Kelley's writing is informed by a variety of diverse experiences, such as losing her home in a tornado and living in a one-room house with a family of six Indonesian villagers. She has worked at a home for impoverished women and children in India, on a domestic violence research project in Laos and with the Canadian government’s family violence prevention unit. She taught English in South Korea and has a Master’s degree in international development. She lives in Ottawa with her husband and three children.