Kelsey Gietl

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Kelsey Gietl is the author of the Hope or High Water historical fiction series. Her novels stem from her belief that the present reflects the past, and always involve a healthy dose of romance and a dash of intrigue.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, she grew up with a love of books and excessive use of her library card. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Graphic Design from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and has made a career in fields from event planning and proposal writing to product management and communications.

In her free time--when she's not writing, reading, or researching--she enjoys yoga, musical theatre, beach vacations, and gallivanting around St. Louis with her amazing husband and two beau
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Kelsey Gietl Go out and experience things. You can improve your writing skills by writing more and your storytelling skills will improve by reading, but there's on…moreGo out and experience things. You can improve your writing skills by writing more and your storytelling skills will improve by reading, but there's only so much you can learn from books. Leave the house and have an adventure. Travel, try a new skill, take an interesting class. Listen to how people interact, and find stories in the world around you.

The road can be long and daunting, but it's worth it. Not everyone will like your work, but someone will. Write for those who need to hear what you have to say. Consider criticism along with praise, and make sure your work is as perfectly polished as it can be before publishing. Have fun. Make friends with your characters, even your antagonists; they will tell you where they want to go. And more importantly, never give up. (less)
Kelsey Gietl Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. We can learn a lot from the past, and it would be amazing to experience so many different time periods first hand. Plu…morePassenger by Alexandra Bracken. We can learn a lot from the past, and it would be amazing to experience so many different time periods first hand. Plus, think how much easier book research would be!(less)
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