DJ Kelly, the second eldest of six children, was born in the small town of Winnfield, Louisiana, and raised primarily in Lake Charles and Shreveport.
DJ resides part time in the east Texas area, and the rest of the year in Moscow, Russia, where she teaches middle schoolers. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and her three grandchildren are truly ‘the keepers of her heart’.
DJ has been an educator for many years and her career has taken her to the Middle East and now Russia, along with several regions in the U.S. As a state chapter member of the International Reading Association, DJ entered Louisiana’s Educators as Authors Contest, and won first place in fiction. She was a 2016 finalist and a 2018 triple finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Contest.