Cordelia Kelly

Welcome to my spooky fun book space. I write horror, from children’s books to adult novels and short stories. My latest release, horror anthology Then She Said Hush, is available now. This collection of short stories is perfect to tell around the campfire. And for a limited time, this spooky ebook is entirely free.

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About Me

Hello, I’m Cordelia Kelly. I’ve been a lawyer and journalist in past lives, but finally settled on writing stories and drawing illustrations after all that. I write mainly horror, fantasy and spooky middle grade. Recently, I released an anthology of horror stories, Then She Said Hush, and my short story “Herbalista” has been published in anthology Prairie Witch. 

I am currently working on a paranormal adventure series called The Port of Lost Souls, a young adult fantasy novel The Sibyl and the Thief, as well as a spooky middle-grade novel Poisonberry.

I have a deep love of cheesy teen horror books from the ’90s, so much so that my sister and I read every single one of R. L. Stine’s Fear Street novels and recapped them all. It was a work of love. We blogged our recaps at Shadyside Snark, check it out if you’re feeling nostalgic, or are really into ’90s horror. For all of my book recommendations, please check out my Instagram account @bookoracle1.

Curl Up With a Good Blog

It may come as no surprise that I love all things books. My blog, Curl Up With a Good Blog, offers book lists, book recommendations, book news and also the occasional recipe, because if I could make my life into a cozy mystery, I would do it in a heartbeat.

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Then She Said Hush

Then She Said Hush, a collection of spooky short stories, is now available on Amazon. For a limited time, you can receive the ebook entirely free here.

Cordy Kelly Doodles

I have been teaching myself digital illustration since the fall of 2021. It has been a fun, humbling process, and I’m proud of the skills I’ve achieved (and continue to work on it daily!) For my illustrations, check out my gallery at Cordy Kelly Doodles.

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I’m infatuated with all things witchy, especially books featuring witches, I am building a comprehensive list of all the witchy books out there: Book Reviews, but Make it Witchy