Suzy A. Kelly’s short fiction is rooted in the dark folklore, supersitions, history, and languages of Scotland. She is working on her debut historical crime novel, Vile Deeds (Of the Amazing Crab Girl), which combines Scottish serial killers with Victorian stage magicians.

Born in Ayrshire in 1975, Suzy is a Postgraduate Research Student in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She holds an MLitt in Creative Writing (Distinction) from the same university.

Suzy is prose winner of the 2017 Imprint Writing Awards and her work was selected for inclusion in A. L. Kennedy’s short story masterclass in St Andrews in 2018. Since then, her short stories have been published in New Writing Scotland, Northwords Now, Gutter Magazine, and by the British Fantasy Society.

After many years in Edinburgh and the Highlands and Islands, Suzy has returned home to Ayrshire where she lives with her two cats, Fonzie & Luna, and a bearded collie called Wooster.

Suzy is also a member of Ayr Writers’ Club, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers (Scotland), and the Scots Leid Associe.

She is a sweary, queer, intersectional feminist as well as a spoonie, an atheist, and a mental health advocate with moderate to severe ME/CFS. She was diagnosed with Emotional Intensity Disorder (EUPD/BPD) in early 2020.

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