Award winning author and Michigan native, Kelly Aten brings heroines to life in a variety of blended LGBTQ fiction genres. She specializes in speculative fiction, focusing on extra-ordinary women who are as flawed as they are compelling. She's not afraid of pain or adversity, but loves a happy ending. Kelly's goal with each new novel is to make people #Think, #Feel, and #Discuss.

"Some words end the silence, others begin it."

2019 GCLS Goldie winner
Waking the Dreamer - Science Fiction/ Fantasy


2018-2019 Rainbow Award winner

Waking the Dreamer - Lesbian - Alternative Universe/Reality & Sci-Fi / Futuristic

2019 GCLS Goldie finalist
The Fletcher - Debut

2019 Lesfic Bard Award winner

Burn It Down - Drama

2020 GCLS Goldie finalist

Burn It Down - Romantic Blend

2020 Lesfic Bard Award winner

Remember Me, Synthetica - Science Fiction/ Fantasy

2020-2021 Rainbow Award runner(s) up

Remember Me, Synthetica - Lesbian Speculative Fiction

The Lost Temple of Psiere - Best Lesbian Book

Remember Me, Synthetica - Best Lesbian Book

2021 GCLS Goldie finalist

The Lost Temple of Psiere - Science Fiction/ Fantasy

2021 Lesfic Bard Award winner

Elemental Attraction - Fantasy

2022 GCLS Goldie finalist

Elemental Attraction - Science Fiction/ Fantasy

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