Photo by Blair Speed

Photo by Blair Speed

I’m Kelsey – a writer, climber, and teacher based in my hometown of Bozeman, Montana.

The creative projects you’ll find here reflect my passions for nature, writing, women’s empowerment, climbing, health, and fitness. I’m currently working on a novel about an ancient lineage of wild women.

Join me on my monthly newsletter to receive insights into the process of writing this book (release date TBA). You’ll also receive the latest stories, interviews, and recipes from my climbing journal, These Words Like Rocks, and The Work Behind the Body ebook, and creative writing worksheets for Salt & Ink posts.

Thanks for being here. Happy exploring.

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these words like rocks

a climber’s journal

The Work Behind the Body

Interviews with outdoor women athletes about training, performance, beauty, and body image. 

Salt & Ink

Reflections on the process, craft, and business of creative writing.