Kellyn Roth writes Christian historical romance stories that shine hope without pretending darkness doesn’t exist. Her novels include the inspirational Victorian family saga, The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, and the Kees & Colliers series, which follows a broken family in the tumultuous years of the first half of the 20th century.
When not building her author career or working with authors at her indie publisher, Wild Blue Wonder Press, she is likely getting lost somewhere in the Pacific Northwest with her friends, watching period dramas and facetious comedies with her border collies, or spending time with her husband.
Kellyn Roth is a historical women’s fiction & romance author from the Pacific Northwest who lives with her husband Matthew and border collie Stanley in a cabin amongst the evergreens. Her first published work was The Dressmaker’s Secret, which launched in January 2016. Since then, she’s launched the first six novels in her Victorian family saga, The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, and a women’s fiction trilogy, Kees & Colliers, and other stories and novels.
Kell grew up on a small ranch in Oregon. Raised with the constant supervision of her parents, three much older siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, she was always safe … and entertained. She came to love working with their cattle, chickens, cats, and border collies. Kell was homeschooled, which gave her plenty of time for playing with her two younger brothers and cousin, extracurricular learning, and of course, writing. She started composing poems, songs, and stories from about the time she could talk. Her first written story was called Kicky the Dolphin, written at age seven. (It wasn’t exactly a work of art, but Kell was sure proud of it.)
Kell was raised on old movies—and old books—and old songs—so writing historical fiction came quite naturally. At twelve, she began sending an Edwardian women’s fiction & mystery novel to her friends chapter by chapter. This serial format project kept her writing and inspired. A spin-off of this project took on a new life and became The Dressmaker’s Secret, the first novel in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy.
In 2017, Kell joined the Young Writers Workshop, and in 2019, she joined the Author Conservatory. During this period, she coached writing through the Young Writers Lessons, Growing Writers, and privately.
She briefly ran an indie author service, Reveries Co., where she organized a large team of cover designers, editors, writing coaches, and more.
Kell has also worked for The Wilting Rose Project, as a virtual assistant for several authors, as a media manager for many local businesses, and as a group leader on the Young Writers Program version of NaNoWriMo.
Kell spoke at the Student-Led YWW Conference in 2021 and 2022 and helped organize the 2023 Student-Led YWW Conference. In 2023, Kell began to work as an employee of the Author Conservatory!
Her favorite books are The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, Emma by Jane Austen, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace, and A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter.
Her favorite modern authors include Sarah Sundin, Karen Witemeyer, Kristi Ann Hunter, Pepper Basham, and Julie Klassen.
In her personal life, Kell currently works as a “individual support provider” (teacher, caretaker, best friend) for a sweet little boy with Down Syndrome, Matthias.
She married Matthew Langdon in August 2021, and he keeps her sane and provides her with coffee.
She is wildly attached to Keira Knightley, rubber ducks, iced lattes, and plastic straws.
As of January 2023, Kell launched Wild Blue Wonder Press, a small press that has formerly been used as an imprint for her own novels. With Wild Blue Wonder Press, Kell helps Christian indie authors achieve their goals in a manageable, God-honoring manner.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.