Kelsey Macke has been creative for as long as she can remember. Her formative years were a swirl of bad poetry, journals full of songs, and absolutely TONS of jazz hands. DAMSEL DISTRESSED, gold medal winner of the 2014 Moonbeam Award for YA, was released with its own soundtrack, Imogen Unlocked, a full album of original songs inspired by the book and performed by the author and her husband, Daron, as their band Wedding Day Rain. Kelsey is a public speaker who regularly gives talks about writing craft, publishing, and mental health awareness and destigmatization. In addition to writing and music, Kelsey watches Gilmore Girls on a near-endless cycle, shows videos of her cats to everyone who stands still long enough, and is among the first 1% of all twitter users (@KelsNotChels).
She also loves cheese. All kinds.