L.J. Kelley is a new writer, registered nurse, and adoptive mother. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.S.in Nursing from Saint Louis University. L.J. has completed her first young adult novel and is excited about her next project, a collection of short stories that push the envelope and open the dialogue for subjects that may be difficult to discuss. Some of her initial flash fiction work has been published on Mash Stories and Story64. Her latest story,“Diana,” has been published on Empty Sink Publishing. She lives with her husband and two children in Winston-Salem. You can find her on Twitter and her own website.