About Me


I was born in Scotland but grew up in rural Devon. Coming from a long line of seafarers I succumbed to the ocean’s call, studying Geology and then Oceanography at University, and pursuing a career as a Marine scientist.

But the sea isn’t the only thing in my blood and inevitably I was drawn to the written word. I have had a number of science fiction short stories published in various anthologies and magazines. Follow the links on the Short Stories page for more information, and even, in the case of some of the stories I've had published online - directly to the story itself.

But my passion for science and the sea is never very far away and influences many of the themes I explore in my fiction.

My debut novel Red Rock, a YA Cli-Fi thriller is published by Curious Fox.

A collection of my short stories, The Scribbling Sea Serpent, is published by CFZ Publishing.

I am represented by Christopher Rhodes of the Stuart Agency.

If you wish to get in touch please contact me at seaserpentkk@yahoo.com


Interviews and Articles:

The Guardian: Kate Kelly's Top Eco-Adventure Story Writing Tips
The Dorset Writer’s Network: Author Interview
Frost Magazine: The Yeovil Literary Festival – an author’s perspective
Frost Magazine: A Day in the Life of an Author – The Edinburgh International Book Fair
Words for the Wounded: How I became a Children’s Author
SFX Magazine: Kate Kelly talks Climate Change
Scottish Book Trust: Cli-Fi – the Fiction of Climate Change
Scottish Book Trust: 9 Cli-Fi books for teens
Natasha Ngan: Author Interview
Girls Heart Books: Guest Blog
Author Allsorts: Red Rock Book Birthday Interview
One Four Kid Lit: Red Rock Book Birthday Interview

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