Kelsey Rodkey

Kelsey Rodkey is a burrito lover, banter enthusiast, and young adult author, who strives to create the stories she lacked as a teenager. Before starting her job as a communications coordinator, she helped a British film crew make a documentary about a dog grooming expo and was an extra in a music video as a girl who couldn’t stop playing with her hair. She lives a few minutes from the capital of Pennsylvania, which a lot of people think is Philadelphia, with her significant other and their cats, Cheese and Tux.

Find Kelsey on her website, or follow her on Twitter (@KelseyRodkey).


    A Disaster in Three Acts
    Kelsey Rodkey
  • Standalone
    Last Chance Books
    Kelsey Rodkey



Last Chance Books
"The plot moves along briskly with romantic tension, sex-positive moments, comedic beats, and Madeline’s determination to save the store[...]A solid rom-com."


"Rodkey offers realistically mutable characterization; though prickly Madeline sometimes fails to fully consider the consequences of her actions, her choices deepen the impact of her growth. The You’ve Got Mail–style romance is well executed in this debut, only improved by Rodkey’s cognizant depiction of the financial struggles of bricks-and-mortar bookstores."

Publishers Weekly

"This lighthearted page-turner is recommended for all young adult collections."

School Library Journal

"Last Chance Books is the perfect funny, fluffy romance for a summer read."

Pine Reads Reviews

"LAST CHANCE BOOKS is not only a romance: it’s also about family. The one you grow up with and the one you share blood with...If you’re looking for a fast-paced, entertaining read filled with bookish feels, enemies-to-lovers relationship and amazing banter, I encourage you to pick up LAST CHANCE BOOKS."

Drizzle and Hurricane Books