About the Author

Kelli Machu Picchu

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 20 romance novels, 3 horror novellas, and 7 non-fiction books.

She writes romances in historical, fantasy, gay, contemporary, and paranormal genres. Although her romances span many genres and heat levels, she loves scaring readers with her horror fiction.

Kelli’s horror stories have been published in several anthologies, including Nothing Ever Happens in Fox Hollow Vol. 1Halloween Horror Vol. 2Madame Gray's Creep ShowMoon Shadows, Wrapped in White, The Best of the First Line, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, Frightmares, Mistresses of the Macabre, The Four Horsemen, and What If... She also authored three horror ebooks: Kropsy’s Curse, Dead Til Dawn, and Nightmare in the North.

Her writing ebook, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative guide filled with practical advice, handy tips, and motivating writing exercises all writers can use. 

In addition to her fiction, Kelli has authored four pet care guides: Cats, Quick & Easy Cat & Kitten Care, The Simple Guide to Cats, and Hermit Crabs for Dummies.

Visit her Amazon author page to see a full list of her publications.

Kelli was raised in upstate New York and is a graduate of Voorheesville High School, where she began writing short stories and taking creative writing classes. Rural settings and small towns often appear in many of her stories.

She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Dramatic Arts from Hofstra University and completed the Commercial Writer's Certificate Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.

When she's not writing, Kelli loves to travel, visit flea markets, read, and garden.