Kellie Woolf’s debut novel, Mount Hope, is set in Topeka, Kansas, where she was born and raised. She now lives in Arizona, but Topeka will always be home. She graduated from Seaman High School, and all her children were born at Stormont Vail Hospital. Mount Hope Cemetery is the resting place for precious family members, and as a young adult, her first employment experiences crisscrossed the city.

Kellie has been a fierce supporter and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Multiple family members on every side, dear friends and herself belong. In this human experience, she believes three things are designed innately for everyone: faith, hope, and love. In this work, she presents all three, with the greatest of these being love.

While she is serious about her family, faith, and social justice, you can usually find her laughing with friends and exploring nature. Her adventures include raising three children and adopting two teenagers—to say nothing of evading London’s subway bombs in 2005, competing in Irish hard shoe dancing, and being a contestant on Ellen’s Game of Games. She is currently an advocate and case manager for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in her county, and working on her second novel.