A former librarian, Kelly has found passion for writing to teen audiences, as well as those who work with them. She works as an editor for Book Riot (bookriot.com), where she runs the weekly "What's Up in YA?" young adult newsletter, the biweekly "Check Your Shelf" newsletter for librarians, cohosts the "Hey YA" podcast about young adult literature, and writes weekly columns and other features. Her books include (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD, both from Algonquin Young Readers. She's also a well-known and long-time co-blogger at STACKED (stackedbooks.org).
When not writing or reading, Kelly teaches classical vinyasa-style yoga, as well as practices photography. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, three cats, and rabbit. She is on Twitter and Instagram as @veronikellymars.