Young Adult Fiction

I  am the author of four award-wining young adult novels that combine basketball action with stories about setting goals, handling disappointment, and navigating old and new friendships. My books have been recognized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the American Library Guild.

This high-interest, low-vocab story had me hooked from the beginning … Readers can see why it’s hard to make the right choice at all times, but also how the rewards are greater in the end for doing the right thing.- Canadian Teacher, for Tough Call

To find out more about individual books, you can follow the links below or click here to go to the publisher’s website.

Pick and Roll

Ugly Kicks

Making the Team

Tough Call

“Author Kelsey Blair knows basketball and how to tell a story. Her portrait of clashing personalities and competitive rivalry is varied and realistic, right down to the “ugly kicks” of her protagonist Ashley” – Lesley Little, Resource Links

Basketball Bio

I played varsity women’s basketball at the University of British Columbia for five years. During my time at UBC, I was a multi-year academic all Canadian, was named Canadian CIS National Rookie of the Year, was awarded the MVP of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Tournament, and was named UBC’s Female Athlete of the Year. I went on to play two years of professional basketball in Sweden. Returning to Canada, I have coached girls’ and women’s basketball for over ten years, including a seven-year tenure as the Head Coach of Vancouver’s Native Education College Women’s team. I am also an Executive Director for the board of Basketball British Columbia.