Cindy Kelly

Messiah, poetry, March 1, 2008

Birthdate? 11-14-1977

When did you start writing? When I was 7. 

When and what and where did you first get published? A poem, "River Pirates" in AdHoc Foxtrot Quarterly

Why do you write?  I write for focus and self-examination. 

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?  I like to research and restructure and twist things around to my fancy.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?  Tom Robbins is by far my favorite author.  But my favorite story is a short story by Elizabeth Garver called The Mourning Door.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? My fiction is inspired by Raymond Carver. I try to say as much as I can with as little as possible. 

Do you blog? Where? LiveJournal and MySpace

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? She liked big words.

Cindy Kelly lives in Amsterdam, Ohio across the railroad tracks from the gobpile where the coal mine used to be.  The town, a remnant of a bustling coal town in the early 20th century, is an endless pile of inspiration. She has a Himalayan cat named Ursala Miner, and she's good with a paint brush.