I’m Keli and I think everything is better with a dog.

I write stories about women, dogs, and the lives they share. I write personal essays on family, poverty, and life with physical disabilities. And also dogs.

“Pure class.”
~Ann Garvin, Author of I Thought You Said This Would Work

What I’m Writing


Textbook: The Optimal Tech

Short Story: Lab Pup

Academic Research: LCA5-LCA

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Keli B. O’Connor is a professor of English Composition and an MFA Candidate. She is the author of The Optimal Tech, and her work has appeared in The Spoonie Journal and Neuro Logical Literary. When she doesn’t have a migraine, she enjoys nature hikes and petting dogs. When she does have one, she enjoys wearing stretchy pants while watching House Hunters International and petting dogs.