Kelly Goshorn is an old-fashioned Jesus girl trapped in the 21st century and for as long as she can remember, she’s loved history and historical romances, both in print and on screen. As a native Virginian, Kelly has had the privilege of living near some of our nation’s greatest historical treasures and can often be found dragging her family to a battlefield or a museum where she insists on reading every descriptive detail.
After earning her B.A. in Social Studies Education from Messiah College, Kelly attended The Pennsylvania State University where she received her M.Ed. in history. Love, marriage and the Gulf War soon intervened preventing Kelly from pursuing her teaching career.
Instead, she traded the classroom for life as a licensed childcare provider so she could be a stay-home mom to her three children Madeline, Michael & Noah. After twenty years in the childcare business, Kelly yearned for something else. She and her husband began praying for God to give her a new direction for her life, a new passion.
And boy, did He ever!
Inspired by her youngest son, she decided to tinker with storytelling. It was only a matter of time before her love of history and Christian fiction intertwined and her secret hobby became a God-given passion. Four years and two complete revisions later, Kelly’s debut novel, A Love Restored, debuted with Pelican Book Group in 2018. Her non-fiction short story, Beautiful Words, released in the April 2015 anthology, Spoken Moments (Grace Publishing).
Kelly has been enjoying her own happily-ever-after with her husband and best friend, Mike, for 30 years. Together they have raised three children, four cats, two dogs, a turtle, a guinea pig, a gecko, and countless hamsters. Thankfully not all at the same time. When she is not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her young adult children, binge-watching BBC period dramas, board gaming with her husband, and spoiling her Welsh corgi, Levi.
Kelly is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and currently serves as the president of the ACFW Virginia chapter. Kelly lives with her family near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Purcellville, Virginia.