Connie Kinsey

Connie Kinsey is a former military brat who has put down deep roots in a converted barn on a dirt road in West Virginia. She lives with two dogs and a cat, and is pursuing happiness, one cup of coffee at a time.
Her memoir of her 4th grade year during the Vietnam War won the West Virginia Writer’s Annual Contest in 2015. It is published at Longridge Review Her short story, Second Hand Smoke, also won the West Virginia Writer’s Annual Contest and is in the process of being published as a podcast by Golden Walkman.
Connie studied anthropology, philosophy, and creative writing at Marshall University. She tells folks she has a degree in trivia. She achieved her degree after a misspent youth and considers her tenure as a middle-aged student some of the best years of her life. She has one child, a son, who is a chef. She likes to say she taught him everything he knows. It’s not true, but she likes to say it. She works fulltime with a children’s charitable nonprofit.
She blogs now and again at and is wild about comments.