Kelly Kittel is a fish biologist by trade but a writer at heart. She is married with five living children, her best work beyond compare. She currently lives with her family on an island in Rhode Island where she was raised but prefers to write in their yurt on the coast of Oregon. She has been published in several magazines and anthologies and has written many notes to teachers. Breathe, A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict is her first published book. Breathe received awards for the Best Book of the Year and Best Narrative Nonfiction Book by IPNE (Independent Publishers Of New England) and was an Honorable Finalist in the Readers Choice International Book Awards.