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Kelli's Quill Newsletter - 2023 Recap Issue!

Welcome to the 2023 Recap issue of the Quill!


I know I’ve been away for a while, but now I’m back. What’s new? Well, over the summer I wrote two new romances. One is a contemporary gay romance and the other is a historical/fantasy. The gay romance will be released sometime in early/mid 2024. The other one… well, we’ll see!

In addition to writing new books, I’ve been submitting my horror/mystery/suspense short stories (no acceptances yet), and blogging.

I took a break from social media, too. I posted just before Halloween (naturally) and then went into hibernation for November. But stay tuned to my Facebook pages and Blogs - I’ll be sharing links and more there in 2024. This issue features info on The Route 9 Killer (my mystery/thriller) links to my Still Moments articles, and I share links to my favorite books. Enjoy!

Love Mysteries? Don't Miss... The Route 9 Killer

Kelli's mystery/thriller, The Route 9 Killer was released in early 2023. See if you can solve the mystery…

The Route 9 Killer (A Mystery/Thriller)

Detective Jim Rourke suspects a serial killer is hunting women in Central New Jersey. The victims are held captive, brutalized, then murdered and dumped along deserted stretches of Route 9. There’s no physical evidence, no witnesses, and the killer is smart enough to leave no clues. Rourke is alone on a manhunt, and time is running out. Eight victims have already fallen prey to this madman. Can Rourke catch the killer and rescue the next victim before it’s too late?

Readers Say…

“5 Stars! From the opening pages this is a gripping read that just doesn’t let up. Wilkins cleverly builds the tension throughout the story leading to a bite-your-nails climax. The book is dark at times, but excellently written and not too graphic. It alternates between the POV of the abductee, the detective, and the killer, and the author did a great job of giving each of them their own voice. I was on the edge of my seat towards the end and anyone who enjoys thrillers will appreciate the twists the author incorporated into the story.” - NurseyByNature - Vibe Reviewer

"5 Stars! If you like mystery/thrillers, don't miss this book. The story drew me in from the first page, and kept me hooked til the very end. Kelli A. Wilkins did a great job creating tension and building suspense, and there are lots of interesting characters and plot twists. Just when I thought I had figured out the mystery, I was surprised by the ending. Although this is about a serial killer, it's not graphic or overly violent. I like Kelli's romances, but I really enjoy her mysteries and horror stories. This is a definite must-read." - M. Nemcick - Amazon Reader

“5 Stars! Awesome read. I was totally glued to the story until the very end. Great job!” - Natalie C. - Amazon Reader

Catch Up with… Still Moments Magazine Kelli was a contributor to Still Moments Magazine, a digital magazine of positive reading and enjoyment. In 2023, she authored articles on setting goals, exploring the writing/gardening connection, adopting older cats, and Halloween. (Of course.) The magazine is currently on hiatus, but Kelli will be sharing guest blogs with readers on Darlene’s blog ( in 2024. Stay tuned for updates! Read Kelli’s articles and catch up on back issues here: Follow them on social media: Facebook Page:

What’s My Favorite Book?

People always ask me, out of all the books you’ve written, which ones are your favorites?

It’s hard to choose. Some books I love because I love the characters, some I love because of the plot or setting, and some I just love because they were fun to write. I’ve listed three books from three different categories that are my “favorites” - or at least the ones I recommend most to readers. Follow the links to read book summaries and reviews on my site.

Winter is a great time to catch up on your reading, so why not check out a few of these titles?

Historical Romances

Contemporary Romances

Gay Romances

Horror, Mystery & More

Extraterrestrial Encounters - A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories:

I hope you enjoyed this recap issue of the Quill. I'm working on new projects for the new year, so be sure to follow me on social media and check out my blogs to get the latest news. Links to all my social media pages can be found here: Visit my site for a full title list: Enjoy the holiday season!


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