Kelly I. Hitchcock is a literary fiction author and poet in the Austin, Texas area. She has published several poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction works in literary journals, and is the author of the coming-of-age novel The Redheaded Stepchild, a semi-finalist in the literary category for The Kindle Book Review’s “Best Indie Books of 2011”, and Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook. Her newest novel, Community Klepto, is patiently awaiting its debut in June 2022, courtesy of She Writes Press. She is world-renowned among a readership of five people and growing.
Raised by a single father in the small town of Buffalo, Missouri, Kelly has fond memories of cash-strapped life in the Ozarks that strongly influence her writing and way of life. She’s a graduate of Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. She has four-year-old identical twins and a full-time job, so writing and picking up Legos are the only other things she can devote herself to.