Kelly writes the YA series, Gods & Monsters (Simon & Schuster), which include Darkness Becomes Her, A Beautiful Evil, The Wicked Within & most recently Heart of Stone. She is the author of the popular Charlie Madigan adult urban fantasy series (Pocket Books), which are written as Kelly Gay. She is a two-time RITA® Finalist, an ARRA nominee, a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, and has landed on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance's Okra Picks list. Kelly is also a recipient of North Carolina Arts Council's fellowship grant in Literature. She lives in NC with her family.