Kelli Jo Ford

Kelli Jo Ford is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Virginia Quarterly Review and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial. She’s been awarded a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellowship, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, and a Dobie Paisano Fellowship and served as Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at the School for Advanced Research. She lives with her husband, Scott Weaver, and their daughter, Cypress, in Richmond, Virginia. You can find her online at