Kelly Duarte is a Guatemalan-American writer born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Spanish in 2017. Since then she’s been published for her short stories, poems and media critiques in places such as Palabritas, The Strange Is Beautiful, St. Sucia, and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. She is currently working on her first novel.