A Little Bit About Me
Kelsey Gillespy is a St. Louis native who played Division 1 basketball at Indiana State University. While earning a degree in psychology and creative writing, she received national acclaim as an ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American.
For years, Gillespy was a journalist for publications including Columbia Business Times, Columbia Home Magazine, Columbia Faith & Values, and Jefferson City Magazine.
She is also a published co-author of Winning Kids With Sport!, a textbook that delivers sport psychology techniques to youth coaches. In 2013, Gillespy’s poetry won the George Herbert Award from Athanatos Christian Ministries. Her award-winning poem, “The Fall”, was then published in their anthology, Descant. Two short years later, her first fiction piece picked up publishing rights. Her essay “Until He Was Gone” can be found on Amazon in the Birds of Passage anthology.
Gillespy now turns her determined eye to the blank page and welcomes the joys and challenges of writing children’s books and dystopian novels. Furthermore, she publishes inspirational and uplifting posts on her blog.
In the midst of it all, she strives to pour out Christ’s love to others and she thanks God for all the moments she gets to spend with her husband, Kyle, and daughters, Marie and Elizabeth.