Photo by Jeremiah Watt

Photo by Jeremiah Watt

My fiction and essays aim to promote humans' connection to nature. As an avid climber and health enthusiast, I also write about fitness, food, and outdoor play. I'm passionate about using storytelling to advocate for gender equality and ecosystem preservation. 

Between creating articles for my online journal, These Words Like Rocks, and curating The Work Behind the Body series, I've been tromping around the fantastical realm of my novel-in-progress. The book follows an ancient lineage of wild women in their quest to bring humans back into ecological order. It's been a cathartic and (mostly) fun labor of love. Sign up for my newsletter to receive sneak peeks into this epic project. 

In the past decade I've taught writing at two universities, sold gluten-free baked goods at farmers' markets, worked as a skiing and climbing instructor, and co-founded a writing center in Montana. While being a spastic 20-something, I left a chunk of heart in the Eastern Sierras, another in Wyoming, and yet another in Utah.  

My husband and I now have a garden in our hometown of Bozeman, though we tend to grow more weeds than food. You'll most likely find me sweating coffee in the sole company of my devil-incarnate cat. When I'm not writing, I'm usually out climbing or hiking with my two absurdly fluffy dogs, Titia (t-sha) and Gambit.  

If you're looking to get in touch, send me an email at kelsey@kelseyksather.com. And hey--thanks for being here!

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