Kelly Knickerbocker is a Seattle-based writer with Texas roots. She's got a big heart for shelter pets, city life, local beer, and bike riding. Oh, and Gilmore Girls. Oh, oh, and making travel plans. She knows she's growing up because she recently enjoyed — truly enjoyed — a green olive for the first time in her life. Kelly has a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and earned a certificate in nonfiction writing from the University of Washington in 2016.