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Kelly Quindlen is the bestselling author of YA novels She Drives Me Crazy, which was a 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards nominee, and Late to the Party. She is also the author of the self-published novel Her Name in the Sky, which has sold over 30,000 copies through word-of-mouth in the queer community.

Kelly graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature and American Studies. She spent two years teaching middle school math with Teach for America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently lives in Atlanta, where she is on the leadership team of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBTQ children.


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Kelly Quindlen Hi Megzz! Thank you for reading HNITS - and especially more than once!

Yes, I have considered a sequel, and it would likely be more feel-good than its…more
Hi Megzz! Thank you for reading HNITS - and especially more than once!

Yes, I have considered a sequel, and it would likely be more feel-good than its predecessor :), but I have no plans to write it anytime in the near future. I'm working on some other stories and would need time to sit with the idea for a sequel.

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She Drives Me Crazy

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She Drives Me Crazy - April 20

My third book, a YA lgbtq+ rom com, releases next week and I couldn't be more excited. Telling Scottie & Irene's story was the most fun I've ever had writing a book. I was inspired by the classic teen romcoms of the 80s, 90s, and 00s and I tried to honor their tone - but with a sapphic twist :) If you like enemies-to-lovers, fake dating, and "there's only one bed" tropes, I think you'll enjoy this Read more of this blog post »
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“I can tell you that I believe—that the human heart’s mysterious ability to love others is never wrong. Your heart will never ask your permission to love. It’s going to love whomever it was made to love, and the best thing you can do is follow it.”
Kelly Quindlen, Her Name in the Sky

“Because before you can worry about who’s in your passenger seat, you have to learn to drive yourself.”
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“Love ultimately wins, Hannah. Love ultimately saves.”
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