Kelli’s Quill Newsletter - Welcome Winter 2021 Issue
Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe another year is winding down… I hope you made the most of 2021 and are looking forward to starting the New Year. In this issue of the Quill I’m recapping my 2021 releases, my blog series, and more! Let’s get started...
Two New Releases…
In October, I released Silent Sentinel.
Silent Sentinel - A Mini-Thriller One afternoon, Valerie visits a flea market and meets a peculiar man who tries to sell her an ancient statue of Anubis—the Egyptian god of the dead. Despite her protests, the man insists that she must have the statue. Valerie gives in and brings her new “guardian” home. Later that night, Valerie awakens to discover an intruder has broken into her house. She’s forced to fight for her life and relies on Anubis to save her. When the police investigate, they make a shocking discovery about her attacker and his motive. Only then does Valerie realize how lucky she was— the statue was the last thing she wanted, but exactly what she needed. Links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JB57751 All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/mgExB0
I released More Than I Bargained For - A Paranormal Mini-Mystery in August. This 4,500 word story blends offbeat humor with the paranormal. More Than I Bargained For - A Paranormal Mini-Mystery Katie doesn’t like going to estate sales. Why? Because she sees dead people. When Katie reluctantly attends an estate sale with her friend Diane, she gets more than she bargained for. The deceased former owner of the house, Grace, realizes that Katie can communicate with her, and she has a lot to say. As Katie pretends to shop, Grace tells her the story of how she was murdered—and reveals that her killer is still in the house. It’s up to Katie to uncover the murder weapon and get it to the police… before time runs out. Links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CG4J8B2 All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/me9jzl Read reviews on my site: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/more-than-i-bargained-for
Kelli’s a Chicken Soup Author!
I’m happy to report that my non-fiction story, "The Dog That Wouldn't Bark" was included in the September 2021 Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog anthology. Purchase of this book helps support American Humane, creating a better life for dogs everywhere. Order your copy here: https://www.chickensoup.com/book/237161/my-hilarious-heroic-human-dog
Need to vent what bothers you? Want to explore your memories? Try Journaling!
In case you missed it… Earlier in 2021 I released my non-fiction guide, Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing. This fun and innovative book is filled with hundreds of journaling prompts that cover your childhood, friendships, beliefs and values, your career, coping with grief, fears, forgiveness, your purpose, and much more. Whether you are experienced in journaling or completely new to the process, this book is designed to get you thinking about—and writing about—your life, relationships, patterns, goals, and some of your fondest memories. You’ll benefit from writing about these thought-provoking prompts and learn something about yourself along the way. Journaling is a useful tool for self-discovery. In your journal, you can explore a wide range of subjects, themes, and ideas, revisit the past, and vent about anything (or anyone). In a way, you play counselor to yourself by digging deep into your innermost thoughts and emotions and writing about how you feel. Journaling Every Week makes a great gift for yourself or someone you care about. Order it today and start journaling! Learn more about the book, read reviews, and order your copy here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/journaling-every-week
Want to add some romance to your holiday season? Looking to spice up the New Year? Why not try…
Romance Every Weekend: 104 Fun Ways to Express Your Love
Whether you’re just starting out dating, in a committed relationship, newlyweds, or you’ve been married for twenty years, Romance Every Weekend will show you how you can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one and deepen your relationship. Romance shouldn’t be reserved for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or an anniversary. Why should people wait for a special occasion to show someone they love that they care? Love can (and should) be expressed every chance you get. Romance Every Weekend features 104 fun and easy ways you can express your love to that special someone in your life. Perfect for men or women, it focuses on tender, everyday gestures that let your partner know how much you love him or her. Romance Every Weekend makes a great gift for you – or for your sweetie! Why not order it now and try all 104 suggestions in 2022? Get your copy here: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08124HBMS All other Platforms: https://books2read.com/u/3npVVP
Want to Write in 2022? Get Started Here!
You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction
Have you always wanted to write? Are you looking for an extra boost of motivation? Do you have a great story idea, but don’t know how to develop it? If you’ve always dreamed of writing and getting published, but have no idea where or how to start—THIS is the book for you! Each easy-to-read chapter: *Is based on my experience as a writer, advice I’ve received over the years, and the technical “know-how” I’ve gained in writing classes and workshops. * Gives you practical advice on how to create a story, step-by-step: from getting a great idea to meeting your characters, developing a plot, and on to writing, revising, and submitting your work. * Contains helpful tips all writers can use, PLUS fun writing exercises to get you motivated! Once you have the basics down, you can write—really! Order your copy here: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Write-Really-Beginners-Writing-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00THWLFQU All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/4AqYN4 Read reviews here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/you-can-write-really
Kelli’s Continuing Blog Series…
This year, I started two new blog series. The first is called Behind the Scenes. Each Behind the Scenes blog examines my romance novels. I talk about why I wrote the book, share my thoughts on the plot and/or characters, and reveal what I loved most (or least) about writing the book. The second blog series is called Meet the Character Day. These blogs are fun chats with the heroes and heroines from my romances. Each series is featured on both of my blogs. If you missed one, you can catch up here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/blog OR https://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/ (P.S.: My Blogger blog has a new look – be sure to check it out! I also made new banners on some of my social media pages.)That’s the recap! What’s in store for 2022? I’m putting the finishing touches on a full-length paranormal mystery/romance novel, writing a few more horror stories, and working on a contemporary gay romance. Stay tuned to my blog and social media pages for more details. I hope you enjoyed this issue of the Quill. I welcome questions and comments from readers and other authors. Want to get in touch with me on social media? All my links are listed on the contact page of my site: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/contact Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Great New Year! Kelli
RIP Mike Nesmith, my favorite Monkee!