Kelley Grant grew up in the hills around Sugarcreek, Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein College with a B.A. in English and college honors. She and her husband now live near Columbus, Ohio on a wooded hilltop with five cats and a dog. She has published the Desert Rising epic fantasy trilogy with Harper Voyager Publishers. Besides writing, Kelley teaches yoga and meditation, sings kirtan with her husband, and designs brochures and media.