My name is Kellie Doherty. I am an author and 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.
To download a list of my MS-level publishing courses, click here.
I currently work as a freelance editor and author for Desert Palm Press and an assistant to the editors at Cirque Journal. Other awesome folks I’ve worked with include Ripple Grove Press and Ooligan Press. I also work full-time at the State of Alaska as an Office Assistant II.
Feel free to learn about my publishing experience by clicking on the Publishing Portfolio dropdown menu.
On Being An Author
Living in Alaska for a good portion of my life gave 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'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. Additionally, I was a winner of the 2013 Sledgehammer award for "A Chance Encounter" and got an honorary mention for "Frosted" from the Radical Arts for Women 2011 Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest.