About Me

I’m grateful you’ve read this far, and appreciate you going on this little journey with me.

What can I tell you? Here are the basics:

I earned my bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and my graduate degree in radio/tv/film from the University of North Texas. I’ve had an ecclectic but fulfilling career in corporate marketing/advertising/branding, and have learned tons from some of the biggest brands on the planet. Then I wandered off on my own to freelance and have loved every minute. All of these experiences were excellent practice for writing for kids.

Now, I’m a part-time freelance copywriter, a full-time mom, and I spend every minute I can writing stories and encouraging other writers.

In the interest of getting to know each other, here’s an abbreviated list of things that make me happy:

  • Lists
  • The smell of dirt
  • Dancing (with or without music)
  • Freshly-laundered socks
  • Old-school church choirs
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • My kid’s laugh
  • Fishing

If you want, follow me on Instagram at kellimckinneywrites, find me on Facebook at Kelli McKinney-Author, or drop me a line at itskelli@kellmckinney.com

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