"Keep it Beautiful is full of characters both odd and endearing and makes for fantastic summer reading for short story lovers."
-Open Book Toronto
KellyWard is a writer and editor living and working in
Toronto. She is a graduate of York University with a major in English
Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Her fiction, poetry, and
journalism have appeared in various publications across Canada
including Matrix Magazine, Word Magazine, SubTerrain,
Existere, Taddle Creek and various other literary journals.
Her short story "The Night Shift" won the Lush
Triumphant Award for Fiction. Her story "A Girl and a Dog on a Friday Night" appears in The Journey Prize Stories 29: The Best of Canada's New Writers. She has also worked in-house at various
publishing houses in marketing, editorial, production, and ghost
writing capacities. Keep it Beautiful is her first book. The following is a video of a March 2013 reading from Keep it Beautiful: