Get to know a little a bit about Kelly’s writing career…
Coolness Career Highlights
- 2020. Kelly Co-authored a story with Five Nights at Freddy’s creator, Scott Cawthon. The story, STEP CLOSER, was published in FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: FAZBEAR FRIGHTS #4: STEP CLOSER in July 2020 (Scholastic).
- 2018. Kelly released her second adult romance, BAD BOY FOR KEEPS, in December. A romance novella with suspense elements available through Amazon.
- 2016. In November Kelly released CHRONICLES OF A TEEN SUPERNATURAL HUNTER, with her 3 stories starring Supernatural Hunting duo, Jaz and Blake.
- 2016. INVISIBLE TOUCH is reissued as an eBook and Trade paperback edition with a brand new cover in the fall of 2016!
- 2013. Kelly’s teen monster hunter adventures continue with SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS published in ebook by Buzz Books in October, 2013.
- 2013. “Dear Jillian” a note to Kelly’s sixth grade bully was translated (Cara, Jillian) and published for Italy’s La Repubblica magazine’s article on bullying in April, 2013.
- 2012. Kelly’s latest short story continues with her teen supernatural hunter characters Jaz and Blake. “Mermania” is published in SOMETHING WICKED, a fall-themed young adult anthology, published by Buzz Books USA.
- 2012. Kelly’s short story “Darkness Becomes Him” is published in PROM DATES TO DIE FOR, a prom themed anthology with a paranormal twist, published by Buzz Books USA.
- 2011. Kelly’s short story “Graveyard Soul Sucker” is published in a Halloween themed anthology titled DEADLY TREATS, edited by novelist, Anne Frasier and published by Nodin Press.
- 2010. INVISIBLE TOUCH is recommended for the 2011 California High School Reading Collection.
- 2010. CRIMINAL INSTINCT hits digital stores in June of 2010, published by Carina Press!
- 2009. Kelly joins Carina Press, becoming a launch author for the new E-press with CRIMINAL INSTINCT, her debut into adult fiction.
- 2008. Kelly is featured in the Monterey County Weekly and the Salinas Californian reviews INVISIBLE TOUCH in October of 2008.
- 2008. INVISIBLE TOUCH, Kelly’s second novel, is published by MTV Books in October 2008.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is nominated for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is chosen for the 2009 California High School Reading Collection.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is a double RWA® RITA® finalist for Young Adult Romance and Best First Book.
- 2008. The National Book Foundation chooses GRAFFITI GIRL to be part of the “BookUpNYC” program.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is recommended by a V.I.T. (Very Important Teen) as a “page-turning” read in TEEN magazine, Winter 2008 issue!
- 2007. GRAFFITI GIRL is named a 2007 Latino Young Adult Novel Top Pick by Latinidad® in December ’07.
- 2007. Kelly is featured in the Monterey County Herald and the Monterey Bay Ink in July of 2007.
- 2007. GRAFFITI GIRL is given a “Five out of Five Gold Pens” review in the Salinas Californian in June of 2007.
- 2007. Kelly’s debut Young Adult novel, GRAFFITI GIRL, is published by MTV Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in May 2007.
Kelly is a creative freelance writer and ghostwriter. She blogs, interviews, and writes narrative fiction and articles. Contact her for more information.