Kelley Doherty has two home bases: the San Francisco Bay Area where she was raised in the suburb of San Mateo, and Charlotte, NC where she moved in 1996. She has worked in the financial services industry her entire life and spends her free time involved in the community.


Q: Favorite type of pet?
A: Cats

Q: Favorite place to vacation?
A: Can't limit that to one place. I love the mountains and Italy. Ironically, I've never been to the Italian mountains.

Q: Favorite indulgence?
A: Non-fat green tea latte at Starbucks

Q: What's your inspiration and writing style?
A: I write stream-of-consciousness. I never know what the next line or section or event will be in a book until I complete it. Everything is written sequentially from the first to the last word. As for inspiration, I can't really say I know what makes me write the things I write. I can tell you none of my plots or characters are based on reality. I suppose my studies in psychology may have influenced the things that come out when I write.

Q: Are you writing anything new?
A: My next book is called "Extraction" and will hopefully be out this winter.


  • Charlotte Business Guild (former 3-term president)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Equity Committee
  • San Francisco State University
  • HRC
  • MeckPAC
  • EqualityNC