Hello! Thank you for visiting my little niche in cyberspace. I write because I love it—I have since I was four. But I also write to connect with people and continue my growth as a human. Thanks for making that possible.

Photo by Blair Speed

Photo by Blair Speed

My fiction and essays aim to promote appreciation for the natural world. 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. 

Lately 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. 

In the past decade I've sold gluten-free baked goods at farmers’ markets and worked as a skiing and climbing instructor. In 2014 I cofounded a writers’ collective called Thunderhead. We offered community events for local writers. I also facilitated creative writing workshops and worked with writers one-on-one. Before Thunderhead, I taught rhetoric and writing at Montana State and University of Utah.

My husband and I are taking root in our hometown of Bozeman. You’ll most likely find me chugging tea in the sole company of our cat, Jehuty. When I’m not writing, I’m usually enjoying nature with friends and my two absurdly fluffy dogs, Titia (t-sha) and Gambit.  


CONTACT

kelsey@kelseyksather.com


Out with the dogs in Hyalite Canyon, south of Bozeman.

Out with the dogs in Hyalite Canyon, south of Bozeman.