She humbly dedicated the book… to herself.

Kiley has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t seriously consider writing for children until 2017. Her first “published” story as a second grader was a fairy tale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood… called Little Red Sweatsuit. She both wrote and illustrated her story but soon realized she should leave illustrating to the professionals (or really, to anyone but her).

Kiley is now a youth services librarian in a large metropolitan library system and a writer for children. She feels incredibly lucky to be surrounded by stories and kids all day long. Both let her be the “charmingly awkward” person she is.

When not reading or writing, Kiley can be found bicycling, eating dessert, or giggling at her own jokes. She lives in Ohio with her husband and delightfully odd dog Guybrush.