• K. A. K. Lecky is a Norwegian-American illustrator and author who is always seeking new adventures. She speaks six languages and loves to travel, feeling most at home in winter forests.

    She holds a bachelor’s in Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Illustrating primarily in traditional watercolor and gouache, she also writes picture books, YA and adult fantasy, adult literary fiction, and graphic novel shorts.

    Living in a forest of books, she can frequently be found napping with her snow wolf, walking in the woods, swimming, reading, and painting.

    Kelsey is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and currently lives in NC with her husband, snow wolf, and pumpkin cat.


  • I am an intensely curious person and an adventuress at heart.  When not writing or painting, I can be found in the forest with my snow wolf.  While I currently live in the United States, my heart is buried in the Arctic, between mountains and icy fjords.     

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore

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    Star Daughter


    Enchanted Living Magazine (formerly Faerie Magazine)


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    The Scrimshaw and the Scream


    Lightspeed Magazine