IMG_20161229_154356Kelsi Turner’s writing and photography center on intention, bravery and connection. She is highly sensitive to landscapes and seasons. You can find her riding her fat-bike across all weather and terrain – looking, looking, looking.

She graduated from the University of Iowa with a master’s degree in journalism. She has worked as a rhetoric instructor, a web editor and a freelance writer for various publications. Kelsi published two nonfiction books with Capstone Publishing in 2013. She has been a SCBWI member since 2008.

Her picture-book biography manuscript was named runner-up in the manuscript contest at the Wild, Wild Midwest SCBWI Conference in Chicago in May 2016.

She wrote a column for the Bemidji Pioneer newspaper during 2016, and is in the midst of creating a handful of highly visual nonfiction books. She is always honing a personal essay.