I’m happy to present award winning author Kelly Abell as she talks about her life and her new novel
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. From the time I was learned enough to string sentences together I liked writing stories. In high school I was the literary editor of our school magazine Sketches and had a series of short stories that I’d written even then. I’m published with two wonderful publishers, World Castle and Solstice Publishing, and on my own as an Indie.
I live in Florida with my two adult children and my husband of 30+ years. I have a wonderful dog named Snickers that can even open her own Christmas presents! (don’t believe me? Look below) When I’m not working full time in the insurance industry, I write. I believe any writer should write because they love the craft. The rest will come in time. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them Continue reading
Check out my new book on Amazon.com titled the “Christmas Scrooge and the Uptown Disgrace” by Kathleen Janz-Anderson.
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Hello everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. I’ve updated my blog and as you can see I will have guest authors. I will also update the interview with Mark. It’s after midnight so I’d better not say too much. Blogging is something I’m still trying to get used to. Hope you have a wonderful day, or a restful sleep, whichever is applies.
GRACE WILL BE RELEASED 12-12-2013
Bio: KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has three books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama's Advice. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, Where U @, The Wrong One, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, and Secret From The Flames. Links: Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/KC-Sprayberry/331150236901202 Twitter: https://twitter.com/kcsowriter Blog: http://outofcontrolcharacters.blogspot.com/ Website: www.kcsprayberry.com Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5011219.K_C_Sprayberry JacketFlap: http://www.jacketflap.com/profile.asp?member=kathispray Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005DI1YOU Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KcSprayberry/posts Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kcsprayberry/boards/ Authorgraph: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/kcsowriter AUTHORSdB: http://www.authorsdb.com/authors-directory/5230-k-c-sprayberry Blurb: Grace Winston yearns for one last family Christmas before she leaves for England, but first she has to convince her brothers and sisters it's worth their while to come home. While her parents are happy that she's been accepted at Oxford University, they are pining for their family to gather together for the holidays. Grace talks her older brothers and sister into coming home, but then they must convince their other siblings: a brother who attacked their father to get money to feed his drug habit, and a sister who recently gave up alcohol and is raising her four young children alone. While Grace manages to bring them all together, she is soon wondering if this was really worth all the trouble she's gone through, especially when no one acknowledges her efforts to make this a Christmas to remember--until she receives an early gift that leaves her certain that everything will turn out all right. Excerpt: Grace Winston had celebrated her eighteenth birthday a mere three weeks ago, the same day as Thanksgiving. There were no thanks in her house, no special foods prepared to celebrate her becoming an adult, nothing to mark the day as unique. Her parents hadn't said "Happy Birthday" until it was time to go to bed. Even then, the acknowledgement had sounded more like "goodnight." It's not Mama and Papa's fault. They can't help how sad they are. My brothers and sisters should have come like they said they would. They're not even making false promises anymore. All of them claim that they have other plans for Christmas, and we need to get over our selfish desire to have the family together. For as far back as she could remember, that day has been one where her whole family showed up, until her oldest brother, Adam, decided that he had too much work to spend a week at his childhood home. Mark begged off the next year, claiming his wife's job required him to appear at the White House. The others never bothered to make an excuse the year after that. Playlist for Grace: Embed code for book trailer: Links for book trailer: http://youtu.be/eB6t7wPG3n0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB6t7wPG3n0&feature=youtu.be
I’m relieved, but have to admit it’s a little scary putting your heart and soul out there for everyone to scrutinize. But that’s okay, I’m just happy I’m finally ready to abandon my book. Like my editor said, we don’t ever finish our books, we abandon them. Continue reading
I’m reading blogs, and websites that are filled with so many wonderful and interesting poems, and articles with phrases, and prose that take my breath and make my pulse race. Some of the things I’ve read are painful, shocking and even mind-blowing. I wish I had twenty more hours a day to read everything in them. Continue reading