About the Author

Kelly Lynn Colby is a professional volunteer, fledgling writer, and hardcore geek. Her epic fantasy Tarbin’s True Heir is her first professional publication. Book two, Tarbin’s False Prophet, has words added to its draft daily. Mostly daily. It will be ready for readers in 2018. Promise.

Kelly’s second series is off searching for an agent. The Innkeeper’s Daughter: An Ella and Wink Story, is a middle grade fantasy about a girl and her dragon. The Case of the Fallen Dragon, a YA urban fantasy, has been drafted and taunts its author as it awaits its revision.

Kelly has joined Inklings Publishing as an acquisitions editor and developmental editor. The main thing she’s learned so far is the location of the coffee. Priorities. She’s also had the privilege to work with Meg Hafdahl, an incredible up and comer of horror fiction, and J. Lynn Else, an explorer of the legendary Avalon and its descendants.

For over a decade, she has volunteered with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of her community. The high school band, where her son plays french horn, and SCC Farm, where her daughter learns equestrian skills, see her face more than her husband.

When she is not attending to her myriad duties, Kelly enjoys reading and traveling, especially to Sci-Fi conventions such as Dragon Con in Atlanta and Comicpalooza in Houston. She’s also addicted to Podcasts, ID10T being top of the list, along with Critical Role and Writing Excuses and, her newest obsession, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.

A HUGE proponent of community in everything she does, Kelly is a member of the Houston Writers Guild and SCBWI. She maintains a relationship with the past attendees of the Dragon Con Writers Workshop hosted by Jody Lynn Nye. She’s also achieved her writing career long dream of attending the Superstars Writing Seminar. She is officially and eternally Tribe.



  • 2015 Winner for “Gabriella and Periwinkle” in the sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal category of the Houston Writers Guild Spring Contest
  • 2017 Houston Writers Guild Best Cover Art for “Tarbin’s True Heir”
  • 2018 Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Fantasy “Tarbin’s True Heir”