Born in Tallahassee, Florida, Saundra Kelley is a 7th generation Florida Cracker who came to the mountains and never went home again. Her art combines writing with the ancient tradition of spoken word. She is a professional storyteller, traveling America’s highways and back roads sharing her love of that which makes us really human – our stories.
Kelley is the author of three books: The Day the Mirror Cried, Danger in Blackwater Swamp, and Southern Appalachian Storytellers: Interviews with Sixteen Keepers of the Oral Tradition, and Legends of the Wild, a CD.
At present, Saundra resides in the storytelling capital of the world, Jonesborough, Tennessee with her miniature poodle, Geoffrey. She travels the southeast sharing original stories, myths, and folklore imbued with a twist of green; reverence and appreciation of mother earth are a part of every story she tells or writes.