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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Every Story has a beginning....

This is the beginning of my story as an author. I've been writing stories in my head since I was a child but now I've settled down to the difficult business of writing them down! Why write fiction? Because the world has enough unhappy endings...and I like to believe you can find God anywhere, including fiction! I hope to write stories that inspire readers to look to God while they are hanging on the edge of their seats!

Whether it's Victorian England, The Middle Ages or a Modern Day Fiction, my work (my life) will always be to give God the glory. He is the one that guides my feet and my fingers on the keyboard. I can't write without my Creator's fingerprints showing up here and there!

What inspires me to write? Emotion of any kind. Heart-rending drama, pitter-patter romance or nail-biting suspense...The conflicts in my work usually stems from a problem I've had in my own life or a struggle I failed to understand in order to be compassionate like I should have been. Sometimes, I write about what I'd wish I'd done or who I wish I could be. The stories I write are for me, it gives me a thrill to sit down and put flesh on the bones of a dream!

Am I a published author? Not yet but with the help of The Guided Five (the best critique group ever!), my family and continuing education, I plan to one day see my name on the cover of a book! No matter what happens in my career, I hope that whatever my hand finds to do, I will do it all to the glory of God!

Thanks for joining me at the beginning...


  1. Great beginning Kelli...looking forward to more!

  2. I feel blessed to know you now so when the time comes, I can say I knew you when you began this journey.

  3. Kelli! You are a great writer and I can't wait to see what you come up with! I remember all of those stories we used to write in school...pages and pages of continuing themes and stories! Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables! I am excited to follow your journey as well! :)

  4. I love that you're doing this, Kelli! Like Jessica, I have so many memories of you and your creative stories (I might even have one in a shoebox somewhere)! Thank you for sharing this with us. Best wishes!

  5. Kelli,

    I'm sooo excited for you! You for sure have a God given talent! I will be buying your published books someday and reading them on the computer in the meantime. I'm hooked:):)