Hi there, world! I’m Kelsey and I hail from the West Coast. I’m the Brand Management Assistant for the licensing team, which means I work on anything and everything to do with our media-tie in books. In addition to working with brands like My Little Pony, Marvel, and Spirit Riding Free, I help bring new brands into the book world!
Favorite Book of All Time
Ah, that is the question. I’d have to say Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I’ve read it so many times I feel like an honorary March sister. It was a huge inspiration for little Kelsey’s creativity—I even put on plays and created a Parrotte Papers with my brother. And not to mention, I LOVE Jo March.
Favorite LBYR Book
Tough question, it’s hard to pick just one! Kid Kelsey was obsessed with The Mysterious Benedict Society and the How To Train Your Dragon series, but Adult Kelsey fell in love with Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.
A Weird Literary Fetish
I love all things Arthurian, whether it’s the familiar tale or a reimagining of the mythology. Throw in a cast of knights (especially a lady knight!), a magical creature or two, and an epic quest, and I’m all in. (This is why I can’t wait to read Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta!).
Most Worn-Out (But Well-Loved) Book
Alas, my copy of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke lost its front cover long ago. In part, this is because I read it so many times throughout my childhood. But I also blame the protagonist, Meggie, who always slept with books underneath her pillow.
Book(s) that You Think Everyone Should Read
I know this is a cliché answer, but…Harry Potter. I’ve met a lot of people who’ve never had the privilege to go through Hogwarts with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. The series has enriched so many lives, mine included! (side note: Kid Kelsey accidently ruined the biggest twist in the series as her mother was reading the book. Yes, I’m ashamed of it.)
Non-Book Bookish Item
This is technically in book form, but I think it counts! I have a 5-year Q&A journal that I started my senior year of high school and completed the year I graduated college. Every day asks a different question, so I really get to see my personal growth. I’ve actually just started a journal for the next 5 years!