About

Hello!  My name is Kelly Kandra Hughes.  I am a writer, animal lover, and nature enthusiast.  I believe in minimalism as a spiritual practice.  My greatest role models are St. Francis of Assisi (for minimalism, generosity, and charity), Jane Goodall (for conservation and living your passion), and JK Rowling (for storytelling, imagination, and creativity).

I credit minimalism with giving me the courage to quit my tenured position as an associate professor of psychology at a suburban Chicago university and to marry the love of my life despite only knowing him for three weeks.  My husband and I now travel the country as professional pet and housesitters. When I’m not playing with animals or spending time outside, there’s a good chance I’m writing.  As of June, 2017, my writing is represented by Jodell Sadler, JCLA.  Fingers crossed for a book contract in the near future.

Current represented works include fiction and nonfiction picture books.  Current writing projects include revising two middle grade novels, finishing the first draft of a chapter book, and making progress on a humorous commercial novel  for adults.

My PhD is in psychology from the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill (GO TAR HEELS!).  If I had a life motto it would be:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  Matthew 6:21

Or

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.  Annie Dillard

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I can be reached at genesis.potentia(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com or you can reach me using the following form: