I’m an award-winning LA Times staff writer who covers books and authors and publishing; I write daily at our book blog, Jacket Copy, and regularly write book reviews and features that appear in the paper.

Currently I’m on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. I live in Los Angeles and have a cabin in Joshua Tree. The best way to contact me is by emailĀ  at carolyn [dot] kellogg [at] latimes.com.

Previously I have: consulted for The Getty, been editor of LAist, was web editor at the public radio show Marketplace, taught writing, worked for a literary agent and on the drivethru at McDonald’s (not in that order). I have an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh & a bachelor’s from USC.

In 2004 I had an internet radio show that was part music, part books. In an effort to record what was happening there — real live authors came and talked to me! And played music they liked! — I started a blog, and then a podcast, both called Pinky’s Paperhaus, which for a long time was the name of my blog. I blog so much for the LA Times that I don’t maintain a personal blog anymore, at least not right now. Instead I can be found on Twitter and Tumblr and Flickr and Pinterest and Facebook and Instagram and Path and Google+ and other shiny places on the internet.