About

Messy and happy at the lake

Hello, I’m Cordelia Kelly, and this is my website. I’ve been a lawyer and a journalist in past lives, but settled on writing stories and drawing illustrations after all that, my favourite things to do as a kid. I love reading all the books, and am pretty good at picking new favourites (ask me nicely, and I’ll pick one for you.)

I have a deep love of cheesy teen horror books from the ’90s (aka Fear Street, by R. L. Stine), so much so that my sister and I read every single one 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.

I’ve recently returned to Calgary, Canada after an extended sojourn in Switzerland, and am exploring my homeland again. Oher things I love include knitting, baking things that look awful but taste great, and dancing (badly). Follow me for stories, book recommendations, recipes and illustrations!