Kelly Quindlen graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature and spent two years teaching with the Teach for America program. Her 2014 self-published novel, Her Name in the Sky, has sold over 13,000 copies and was featured on BuzzFeed's "15 Books Every Young Gay Woman Should Read." Her 2015 Wattpad novel, A Different Kind of Us, garnered 877,000 views and won the site's coveted Watty award for the LGBT+ genre. She has had the joy of speaking to PFLAG groups and high school GSAs, and currently serves on the leadership board of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBT children. She lives in Atlanta.