My name is Kellie Doherty. I am an author and publishing professional who lives in Eagle River, Alaska. Living in Alaska gives me an appreciation for nature, a hankering for a good cup of tea (or cider), and a passion for all things below zero. During those dark, winter nights, I kept myself busy by writing stories and creating characters. After spending time in already created universes writing fanfiction, I decided to build my own. I’ve crafted many different worlds since then, and I still write fanfic under the name SerenityQuill. In my free time, I like to read, go for hikes, and watch more YouTube videos than I probably should.
My debut novel Finding Hekate was published by Desert Palm Press in April 2016 and it's sequel Losing Hold was published in April 2017. Check out my Books section for more information! I'm currently working on a five-book fantasy series titled the Broken Chronicles and the first book Sunkissed Feathers & Severed Ties launched on March 27, 2019. I've also been involved with some other writing projects, like anthologies and zine publications, which you can check out by clicking the Other Writing Projects section. My work has been featured in 49 Writers Alaska Shorts, Pathos Literary Magazine, the Chugiak Eagle River Star, F Magazine, and Alaska Women Speak, among others. I also have a blog Have Pen, Will Pen in which I talk about writing, publishing, life updates, and a whole host of geeky stuff, including my two cats!
On Being A Publishing Professional
I am also a publishing professional with experience in editing, writing, project management, social media, marketing, and design. I have obtained an MS in Writing: Book Publishing from Portland State University and a BA in English Literature from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
I’m currently working full time at the State of Alaska as an office assistant and part time as a freelance editor with many different clients. Other awesome folks I’ve worked with include Ripple Grove Press, Cirque Journal, and Ooligan Press.
Feel free to learn about my publishing experience by clicking on the Publishing Portfolio dropdown menu.