Hello! I’m Kellie Sheridan, a young adult author, WordNerd, book manager, indie book marketing manager, and… well, you get the idea. All books, all the time. I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember, and officially jumped into the publishing industry with a job at my local bookstore, stocking shelves at 5am because I just needed to be close to all the pretty, pretty books. From there I went on to work with small presses like Spencer Hill Press and Brain Lag, before realizing just how in love with indie publishing I am.
I published my first novel, Mortality, in early 2013 and soon after founded Patchwork Press in order to involve some of the community of traditional publishing with my own self-publishing journey. I dragged Erica Crouch in right from the get go because I knew what an incredible business partner she would turn out to be. Since then Erica and I have also been sucked into the world of vlogging with the WordNerds, which has honestly been one of the most incredible experiences. You can catch us live chatting every Sunday on Youtube, talking about writing, publishing, our favorite books, and going off on some extremely random tangents.
I’m also currently working for Booktrope as a book manager where I have been privledged to work with some incredible authors, including Tammy Godfrey, and bestseller Tess Thompson. I’m also working with some amazing 2015 debut authors who I can’t wait to share with all of you. I am also currently running a co-op to help indie authors get onto NetGalley at more affordable prices, so it’s fair to say I’ve had the privledge of working with a lot of incredible, innovative authors in my career so far!
So that’s the business side… and now for the rest! I currently live a little outside of Toronto, Canada, with my boyfriend and our adorable muppet of a dog, Piper. This area has been my home all my life, but I spent a year living and working in Ireland (which is where my dad was born) and loved every minute of it. I’ve visited about a dozen countries so far in my life and hope to have the opportunity to see quite a few more, as well as going back to visit some favorites.
When not working, I spend a lot of time reading, which should surprise absolutely no one. My favorite authors include Rainbow Rowell, Rachel Vincent, Stephanie Perkins, Sarah J. Maas, Patricia Briggs, and Marissa Meyer. I also adore video games, but never seem to get enough time to play them. My current obsession is Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. I also spend way, wayyyyy too much time watching TV. I’m currently loving all things Shondaland and pretty much everything the CW puts out, but am also rewatching The Vampire Diaries in the background while I tackle work things all day.
Annnnd of course, like everyone else, I spend way too much time on social media. You can find links to all of my profiles at the very top of this page.