Kelly McMasters

Kelly McMasters is an essayist and former bookshop owner. She is the author of The Leaving Season: 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.

Hey Siri, Call Webster

When it comes to learning new words, it’s not where you look them up that’s important

by Kelly McMasters | Thursday, January 18, 2024

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