Tori Kelley earned her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy hoping to fix her dysfunctional family of origin. She soon realized that you can't fix someone else, and turned her attention to healing herself from an abusive past and built a loving family of her own. Writing is healing. Tori enjoys creating stories about resilient characters and people you thought you knew. She is an active member of SCBWI, founder of WOW, West Orlando Writers, and a mentee of award-winning author, Joyce Sweeney. Her Dear Abby-style advice column, Talking with Tori, was published in the South Lake Press every week for five years. When she isn't writing novels or poems, she is singing! Taking back her voice that was stolen as a child. BEAUTIFUL PAIN is her debut album and she hopes you'll enjoy singing along with her.


Tori Kelley's manuscript, HEADBANGER, was chosen for an SCBWI Florida RISING KITE award, taking second place in the young adult category.