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Author of debut novel, Drew In Blue.


Background Information

J.M. Kelley, born and raised in Pennsylvania, is a writer of love stories, a painter, a painfully bad knitter, and a photographer – if the pursuit is artistic, chances are she’s dabbled in it.

After a lengthy break that included adventures in accounting and coffee distribution, she returned to her passion for writing with that old adage write what you know whispering from the deep recesses of her mind. She realized that she knows how to read a book on a moving skateboard, that if you’re riding shotgun in a pick-up truck, ‘mud’ can be used as a verb, Amish traffic jams can wreak havoc on your morning commute, and Hog Maw is not to be experienced by the faint of heart.

While this list of knowledge seemed random and borderline nonsensical, it led her to one rock-solid conclusion: life in the Keystone State is a rich and endless source of inspiration. And so, she sat down in front of her laptop and began to piece together a story about life in small-town Pennsylvania – something she knows a thing or two about. The result of this epiphany is Drew in Blue, a contemporary love story set in the fictional Appalachian town of River’s View, Pennsylvania, and filled with quirky characters that pay homage to the real life characters she’s had the pleasure of knowing all her life.

Birth Place
York, PA USA
Accomplishments

J.M. Kelley's short story, Killing Me Softly, earned a first place finish in the In Other Words Competition at the 2010 Pennwriters Conference, and her non-fiction piece, Anniversary, won a Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award at the 2010 South Carolina Writer's Workshop Conference.

Additional Information

J.M. Kelley is quite the joiner. She's a member of the Romance Writers of America (PRO), Pennwriters, and the South Carolina Writer's Workshop.

Favorite Links

jmkelleywrites
Author website and blog including an excerpt of her novel, Drew In Blue, as well as links to reviews and purchase locations.

The One Hundred Romances Project
Blog devoted to reviewing the works of 2011's emerging small-press and indie eRomance authors.

Fan Page
Join me on Facebook for random conversation and the occasional contest!

Buy Drew In Blue
Drew In Blue on Amazon




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