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About the Author

Author PhotoKelly I. Hitchcock is a fiction author, humorist, and poet in Austin, Texas. 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 and the short story collection Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook. Her newest novel, Community Klepto, released June 2022, courtesy of She Writes Press and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal from the Eric Hoffer Awards, a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards, and the Texas winner for the Indie Author Project. She is world-renowned among a growing readership of several folks. She is an editorial contributor to Austin Moms and Zibby Mag.

Raised by a single father in the small town of Buffalo, Missouri, Kelly has fond memories of life being broke as shit 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 eight-year-old identical twins and a full-time job, so writing and picking up LEGO are the only other things she can devote herself to.


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