About BMK

Official write-up:
Brent Michael Kelley’s debut novel Chuggie and the Desecration of Stagwater was released in December of 2011 from Omnium Gatherum. His short story “Ride” was included in Detritus, a collection of stories about collections (also by Omnium Gatherum). His story-poem “Gnoem” was published in A Pocketful of Moondust, a children’s anthology from Rebel Books (UK). Most recently, his second novel, Chuggie and the Bleeding Gateways was published in June, 2013. Now he’s working on a short story or two along with his third novel, Chuggie and the Prisoner Gods.

By day, I’m a graphic designer. By night I’m a painter and a writer. I graduated from Bruce High School in Bruce, WI. Next, I attended UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI. At Stout, I received a degree in Industrial Design and met my beautiful wife Keri Kelley.

Keri and I married on Halloween in 2009, and we live in Tomahawk, WI. On April 12, 2012, we were joined by our son Jordy Otto Kelley. So far his interests include drinking milk, twisting his face into strange shapes, and making sure his parents don’t get too much sleep. PIC:


We share a home with two Chinese Crested canines named Mo and JP. Also two cats, DoZo and Pan. Also four ferrets, Conan, Drogo, Hocus, and Pocus. And two snakes, Darth Batman and Crabdip. And three Egyptian toads, seven leopard geckos, a crested gecko, and a fish. I think that’s all.

JP (left) & Mo

Oh, yeah. Here’s a picture of me:

That picture’s okay. I like this one better:

bmk author photo

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One Reply to “About BMK”

  1. Just started reading Chuggie, you have a sick mind lol, must run in the family.
    Love the ditchmen story, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some myself on the long drives
    through the Wisconsin night.
    Wish you the best in future adventures.
    (BTW we are related so I can relate lol)

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