Kelly Quindlen is the bestselling author of young adult LGBTQ novels. She initially pursued self-publishing with Her Name in the Sky, which sold more than 30,000 copies through word-of-mouth marketing in the queer community, before she pursued traditional publishing with Late to the Party and the IndieBound bestseller and Goodreads Choice Award nominee She Drives Me Crazy.
Kelly graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in English Literature and American Studies. She taught middle school math for two years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before moving back to her hometown of Atlanta. She is on the leadership team of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBTQ children and is very passionate about the intersection of queerness and faith.