Kelly McMasters

Kelly McMasters  is an essayist and former bookshop owner. She is the author of The Ghosts in the Hills: A Memoir-in-Essays and co-editor of Wanting: Women Writing About Desire, both forthcoming. She teaches at Hofstra University and lives in New York.

Monotony Interrupted

When a snow day is canceled by the pandemic, it’s childhood that’s at stake

by Kelly McMasters | Monday, March 22, 2021

The Ghosts in the Hills

“One person’s secluded paradise is another person’s isolated nightmare.”

by Kelly McMasters | Monday, March 04, 2019

Lessons of a Starry Night

A Rachel Carson essay teaches a new mother how to imbue her growing child with an awe for nature

by Kelly McMasters | Friday, March 01, 2013