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I’ve always been the one who walks barefoot through the woods, greets the moon, and dances in the rain.”

Keli (she/they) has worked with words all her life; first as a performer living in London and then as a Celebrant in the Peak District, writing wild and unique ceremonies for weddings, funerals and other rites of passage. She held regular seasonal celebrations and workshops in her local community for over ten years, the first of which was called ‘Walk The Wheel’ and was the inspiration for the title of her first book.

A sci-fi geek and queer human who loves salt and vinegar crisps, Keli also lives with a rare autoimmune condition called Addison’s Disease.

Home is a small village in the Peak District with her husband, one kiddo, and a stubbornly handsome cat called Tom.

A regular contributor to the Earth Pathways Diary for over a decade, Keli has also been published in Juno Magazine , Kindling Journal, and on various online blogs including The Countryside Charity.

In 2022 and 2023, they participated in the Glossop Winter Story Trail, using storytelling and place writing to make creative responses to local businesses in the Peak District town.

She is also one of 12 authors published in an independent anthology of nature writing, by women and non-binary people, called Intrinsic published by Creative Countryside.

Walk the Wheel is her first solo publication.

Since 2021, Keli has been working towards a Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, to develop her
second book.

Publications include: