Kelly has a Masters degree in Writing & Consciousness, and nearly 15 years of experience in traditional publishing. Her primary expertise is in nonfiction, with special attention to travel and business. She also has expertise in fiction and poetry. She's a co-founding editor of Immanence Journal, and has worked with companies and media outlets including Hachette Book Group, Gibbs Smith Publisher, Cengage, Western Art Collector magazine, and Northern Arizona University's literary journal Thin Air.
Her own work has been published in literary magazines such as Guernica, The Rumpus, Tarpaulin Sky, Drunken Boat, Mission at Tenth, Thema, Switched-On Gutenberg, and many others.
Additional articles have appeared in commercial magazines internationally including Natural Awakenings, Co Yoga + Life, True Blue Spirit, American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and many others. Her writing has also been featured on the home page of , and on NPR’s The Writers’ Block.
Kelly is also a published and exhibited photographer. Her work in both color and black and white has been featured in Vista magazine, Queen City Review, Photographer’s Forum Annual, and others, and exhibited in Los Angeles, London, and the U.S.
She's the author of the chapbook We Once Were, and the experimental Mastering the Dream. She's a contributing author to the anthologies Dreams That Change Our Lives, Are You the Missing Piece?, and My Journey, My Journal. She's also the author of the ebook Dream Incubation for Greater Self-Awareness: A Handbook.
Kelly is a recipient of a Professional Development grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts program, and she is a member of the Academy of American Poets.
She's the founder of The Story Laboratory, a publishing consulting company based in Phoenix, Arizona, and its sister company Waking the Dream, for which she was the recipient of a Juno award from the Internationally-renowned OMEGA Institute in Rhinebeck New York.
To learn more about her work in personal growth and to purchase her books, visit her author site at .