from author’s website


Kelly’s writing is accessible, authentic, provocative and timeless. As a witness to the spectrum of human experience, her words connect, share, shift paradigms, inspire and ultimately expand our universe. 

Kelly Bargabos is the author of CHASING THE MERRY-GO-ROUND:HOLDING ON TO HOPE & HOME WHEN THE WORLD MOVES TOO FAST. Her award-winning writing has been published in literary journals, anthologies, and news publications. CHASING THE MERRY-GO-ROUND was a 2018 Nautilus Book Award Silver winner and a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Although she has spent most of her life surviving the winter in upstate New York, Kelly now lives in San Diego, CA where she continues to write about the things that move her, with the hope they move you too.


Praise for Chasing the Merry-Go-Round

“Kelly Bargabos’s…honest and unsparing…literary narrative…takes us down the rabbit hole of caring for a special-needs sibling. Despite the dark turns and dead ends that stymie Bobby’s progress, this is a journey illuminated by hope.” —Linda Lowen is a former co-host/co-producer of Take Care, a weekly NPR radio show 

2018 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner

NIEA Finalist


Kelly Bargabos is available to visit with book clubs via View her calendar and schedule your visit here.