Born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Kelsey Schurer received her master’s degree in fiction from Virginia Tech University, her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Florida State University, and is a Douglas Anderson School of the Arts alum. Previously nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her honors include being the winner of the 2018 Virginia Tech/Poetry Society of Virginia Prize presented by the Academy of American Poets, second-place recipient of the Emily Morrison Prize for Fiction, winner of the Louis and Mart P. Hill Award for Outstanding English Honors Thesis, and winner of the regional Scholastic Writing Award presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Her work has most recently appeared on poets.org and in the Apalachee Review.
An executive editor at Round Table Companies, Kelsey engages with all kinds of creative projects, from book coaching to business storytelling and children’s illustrated books. She played an integral role in the creation of The Story Hero, RTC’s educational storytelling course.