Ava Kelly is an engineer with a deep passion for stories. Whether reading, watching, or writing them, Ava has always been surrounded by tales of all genres. Their goal is to bring more stories to life, especially those of friendship and compassion, those dedicated to trope subversion, those that give the void a voice, and those that spawn worlds of their own.

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| Rainbow Award Winner (2018-2019) |

Ava’s publication history began over two decades ago. Starting with poetry and flash fiction, Ava has gradually moved toward lengthier works. Today they are partial to ownvoices stories. Representation matters!

In another life (and under the pseudonym Vel), Ava is an artist specializing in conceptual photography. Vel has had various live VJ performances, several art shows, and their words have been immortalized as song lyrics. From 2007 to 2012 Vel has been the co-editor of the N-Sphere Art Magazine and curator of the Spheres Virtual Art Gallery.

In the other another life, Ava is tinkering with artificial intelligence, robots, and all sorts of systems; this work has been made available to researcher peers in over 40 publications across the world.