Kelsey Carlee is from the Seattle area. She unapologetically writes about her traumas, with the intent to help others by openly sharing her experiences. Her third book is expected to release later this year. Learn more at KelseyCarlee.com
I asked Kelsey a few questions so that I could get to know her better and share it with you.
A: What do you love most about writing?
Kelsey: I realized long ago that all I needed was a pencil or pen, and paper. I could draw or write down anything that I wanted, without anyone criticizing it. It gave me the ability, from anywhere, to escape somewhere else. I could create my own world on paper, and get lost there for as long as I wanted. I know that writing has and always will create that space for me, and it’s always been my muse. I hope to be able to share it with others because it’s been vital for me.
A: What do you think readers will love about your books?
Kelsey: I hope that my writing will shed light on the unspeakable and that those who read my work and have personally survived abuse will be able to relate to it, find comfort in that, and feel less alone. I think there’s a lot of internal suffering that happens in the silence and stigma that comes with having been abused, and if one person who reads my book suffers less as a result, then my reason for having written it in the first place is fulfilled. I hope that readers will find my books raw and authentic.
A: Are you currently working on any new books or writing projects?
Kelsey: I’m currently working on my third book, an epistolary novel, which is set to release by the end of this year.
A: Where can people follow you online to learn more?
Kelsey: kelseycarlee.com or on my Facebook
A: Do you have a favorite book or author?
Kelsey: I am particularly fond of the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and the works of Richard Hugo.
Thank you so much, Kelsey, for being our featured author this week! Everyone, go check out her books.