Author Bio

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books.

She writes romances in historical, fantasy, gay, contemporary, and paranormal genres. Her first book with Medallion Press, The Viking’s Witch, won a Gold IPPY Award for Best Romance E-book. More than 35 of her “10-minute Romances” appeared in The Sun.

While her romances span many genres and heat levels, she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror fiction.

Kelli’s horror stories have been published in several anthologies, including Moon Shadows, Wrapped in White, The Best of the First Line, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, Frightmares, Mistresses of the Macabre, The Four Horsemen, and What If.... She also released two horror short reads: Kropsy’s Curse and Dead Til Dawn.

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative guide filled with practical advice, handy tips, and motivating writing exercises all writers can use.

In addition to her fiction, Kelli has authored four pet care guides: Cats, Quick & Easy Cat & Kitten Care, The Simple Guide to Cats, and Hermit Crabs for Dummies.

Kelli was raised in upstate New York and is a graduate of Voorheesville High School, where she began writing short stories and taking creative writing classes. Rural settings and small towns often appear in many of her stories.

She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Dramatic Arts from Hofstra University and completed the Commercial Writer's Certificate Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.