As a military brat and world enthusiast, I've traveled to many places. I earned a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and opened Central Florida Mental Health out of my need to understand a bipolar family member. Life isn’t always fair, but what we do with what we’ve got can make all the difference. I am an active member of SCBWI, the Osceola Writer’s League, and a mentee of award-winning author, Joyce Sweeney. My Dear Abby-style advice column, Talking with Tori, was published in the South Lake Press every week for five years.

Tori Kelley is a 2016 SCBWI FLORIDA RISING KITE AWARD winner. Her debut novel, Headbanger, took second place in the Young Adult category.