Kelley Anne Essinger is a Jersey Shore native dedicated to sharing the unique stories and events that shape her local community. As a freelance writer for The Forked River Gazette and a staff writer for The SandPaper on Long Beach Island, she takes the time to get personally acquainted with the subjects of her stories.
Essinger graduated from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and writing. Her work has been featured inBeachcomber, The Leaders, Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore Happily Ever After Wedding Guide, HomeFront, Atlantic City Weekly and more. Follow her on Twitter @newjerseynative, and check out her blog Da’shore.