K E L L Y  J .  F O R D

Photo credit: Sarah Pruski, 2021

Kelly J. Ford is the author of Real Bad Things, coming Sep 1, 2022 from Thomas & Mercer, and Cottonmouths, named one of 2017’s best books of the year by the Los Angeles Review and featured in the “52 Books in 52 Weeks” from the Los Angeles Times.

An Arkansas native, Kelly writes about the power and pitfalls of friendship, the danger of long-held secrets, and the transcendent grittiness of the Ozarks and their surrounds. She lives in Vermont with her wife and cat.

Kelly is also a co-host with Daniel Ford on the Writer’s Bone podcast Happy Hour episodes.

Literary representation: Chris Bucci, Aevitas Creative Management

Film/TV representation: Katrina Escudero, Sugar23

Publicity: Brittany Russell, Thomas & Mercer and Megan Beatie, MB Communications