Shannon Kelley

Contributing Writer, Via

Shannon Kelley is an author (Undecided, 2011) and freelance writer who lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and son. Her work has been featured in Elle, The Washington Post, Aeon, The New Republic, Vice, The Santa Barbara Independent (where she was an editor for many years), and many others. Her essay about driving across the country to work with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans was anthologized in the 2008 book Submerged and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s passionate about travel, food, reading, writing, and running, and has been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. Follow her on twitter at @Shannon_BKelley.


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