Barbara Kelso is a writer, mother, and master of creature containment. With a professional background in social services and research she survived working in insurance, retail, and food service. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her neurodiverse family and coddled feline. A graduate of Psychology from University of Oregon, she details her adventures in life and parenting her two autistic children at Kelso Kids: Pooflinger Paparazzi. Her first novel of fiction, Chimera Lines, was published in 2015. Follow her at her website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.