How did you find your agent/get your book deal?

I wrote all about the entire process from start to finish in two blog posts. Part 1 and Part 2.

(The short version is that it was sorta related to contests and the slush pile and serendipity and timing.)

Who are some of your favorite authors?

In no particular order Megan Whitmer, Andrea Hannah, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah Guillory, Gillian Flynn, John Green, JK Rowling, Lauren Oliver, Darren Shan, Maureen Sherry, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, Suzanne Collins, Stieg Larsson, Trenton Lee Stewart, Matthew J. Kirby… I could go on and on.

What’s your day job?

I am a teacher. I’ve worked in High School and Middle School teaching all kinds of students from all types of backgrounds. I have a Masters of Education in Special Education with an emphasis on Transition Services for Adolescents with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders.

Can I email you?

Sure! But I make no promises about how fast I’ll reply.

Can I send you a note/piece of artwork/cupcake/kittens?


You’re welcome to send paper items to me, and I’m so grateful for notes, cards, and artwork! Please know that I won’t open or consume anything edible, and also, though I love them so, kittens should never be mailed.

PO Box:

Kelsey Macke
5017 Teasley Lane, Suite 145
PMB #7
Denton, Tx  76210

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What color lipstick is that?

I do love a good lipstick. One of my favorite brands of all time is Bite Beauty. Their lip cremes are amazing. I also have about seven of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The e.l.f. tinted lip balms are amazing, and the (again, Revlon) Super Lustrous lipsticks are amazing. I don’t sell it, but I’ve recently become obsessed with lip sense!

Will you please get your sweatshirt off the table?

Not likely.

Why haven’t you emailed me back yet?

I am regularly distracted by shiny objects. Or maybe there was a fly in the room. Feel free to poke me if I take too long.

Will you please come to my school/organization and speak/present/emcee/perform/be on a panel?

Probably! For information about my booking policies and current prices, please click here.