Mark Kelly was born in Cincinnati, Ohio as the fifth of six children. He tried his best to stand out creatively since birth with plays, paintings, and puppet shows until he finally settled on writing novels. In 2015, he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Creative Writing, hoping to hone his craft enough to start a long and fruitful writing career.
Currently, Mark lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his husband Matt. In his free time, he enjoys practicing aerial gymnastics and going to drag shows. He once competed in a Cher impersonation contest and came in fourth…out of four. His debut novel, Geist, is represented by Amy Brewer of Metamorphosis Literary Agency and will be released courtesy of Deep Hearts YA on August 12, 2022.