Chiara Kelly is an American freelance writer and editor currently living in Seoul, Korea with her husband and three sons. Her debut novel, The Lady Leathernecks (2013) is based in part on her service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Her other works include The Solitaire Diaries (2014) and Silver Soul (2016), a beach novel on the life-changing journey of two sisters as they learn to love again, in the face of great loss. She is a graduate of Campbell University and Boston University. Her genre of interest involves contemporary women’s fiction with a military twist and some added Korean spice, as well as a love for the ocean and a good cup of coffee.