kelcey parker ervick

about kelcey

kelcey parker ervick

[photo by monica liang aguirre]

Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art. Her previous books include Liliane's Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, which won silver awards for the Independent Publishers, Foreword, and Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Her story collection, For Sale By Owner (Kore Press), won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana in Fiction.


She is co-editor, with Tom Hart, of the forthcoming Field Guide to Graphic Literature: Artists and Writers on Creating Graphic Narratives, Poetry Comics, and Literary Collage, which Rose Metal Press will publish in 2021. 


She has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her stories, essays, comics, and collages have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals including Colorado Review, Passages North, Ilanot Review, Quarterly West, Booth, Notre Dame Review, The Common, Western Humanities Review, and Image. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and teaches creative writing, comics, and collage at Indiana University South Bend.


In 2018 and 2019, she is making a painting or comic every day and posting most of them on Instagram.