Kelley is a freelance illustrator living in California. Clients include Disney Hyperion, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lifeway, Focus on the Family, Highlights and Cricket magazine. She received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University and a BA in Japanese at San Jose State University. In 2013 Kelley won the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship. In her spare time, Kelley seeks out the best chai lattes in the land.