Kelly is author of Random God Sightings, and her blog, The Other Sermon. A graduate of the University of Houston, Kelly received the Outstanding Thesis of 2011 Award from The Honors College for her thesis, "Wordsworth and The Religious Experience." She also received Honorable Mention in the Houston Tolerance Essay Contest sponsored by Rice University Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance and the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Partnership in 2004. Born and raised in Ohio, she lives in Houston, Texas, wife to one, human mother to four and dog mother to two. She enjoys running, writing and working with Last Wishes, an organization that provides compassionate, in-home veterinary care for senior pets.