Kelly Bargabos is the author of Chasing the Merry-Go-Round: Holding on to Hope & Home When the World Moves Too Fast. Her award-winning writing has been published in literary journals, anthologies, and news publications. Chasing the Merry-Go-Round was a 2018 Nautilus Book Award Silver winner and a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Kelly writes as a witness to the spectrum of human experience, in order to connect, share, shift paradigms, inspire and ultimately expand our universe through words. Although she has spent most of her life surviving the winter in upstate New York, Kelly now lives in San Diego, CA where she continues to write about the things that move her, with the hope they move you too.