Hey friends! I know it's been almost a year since I've posted, and I do apologize for the very long delay. Life and writing and deadlines have kept pummeling into me, despite my good intentions to update my blog. But there is lots to catch you up on, so hang with me for a few … Continue reading Long Delayed Updates!
Life on Submission, or How I Got My Book Deal
Hey friends! I know I’ve been MIA for a while around here, but if you follow me on social media or subscribe to my newsletter, then you probably heard my big announcement in November: my YA thriller THIN AIR is going to be a real book! My agent and I accepted an offer from Razorbill … Continue reading Life on Submission, or How I Got My Book Deal
Realm Makers 2021 Wrap-Up
Hey friends! This past July I got to attend my first ever Realm Makers conference. (Yes, it was over six weeks ago and I am finally writing a blog post about it… Better late than never, right?) Best of all, the conference was in St. Louis in person. After so many months sequestered away from … Continue reading Realm Makers 2021 Wrap-Up
Release Day & Giveaway for BURIED EVIDENCE
If you've followed my blog for a while or poked around on my website, you probably know I write under two names -- Kellie M. Parker (this website) for my YA spec fiction and thrillers, and Kellie VanHorn for my Christian romantic suspense books. Deciding to go with two pen names was a tough call, … Continue reading Release Day & Giveaway for BURIED EVIDENCE
Christmas Thoughts + New Interviews
The northern half of the world has turned a cold shoulder to the sun's cheery face and my home state of Michigan is bathed in wintery darkness. We rise to an artificial alarm nearly two hours before it will be light enough to bother opening the curtains. By the time we sit down for dinner, … Continue reading Christmas Thoughts + New Interviews
Fatal Flashback Interview and Giveaway
Wow, friends, it's December! Not only does that mean my favorite time of year, but it also means my debut romantic suspense Fatal Flashback is now out in the wild. After so many months of waiting, I can hardly believe release day has arrived! Just because I couldn't resist, my family made an impromptu trip … Continue reading Fatal Flashback Interview and Giveaway
Writing Updates Plus Giveaways
Happy Halloween! As I write this post, two of my kids sit in the living room hunched over piles of candy like dragons hoarding treasure. I suppose it was hard-earned--it's 34 degrees outside and pouring rain and sleet. The third kid should be home from his party soon, and then the candy exchange will begin … Continue reading Writing Updates Plus Giveaways
Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing NOW
Writing can be quite the roller coaster. Some days the words flow off your fingertips, you love your characters, and you can picture your book lined up with the other bestsellers in Barnes and Noble. Other days, you just want to set your laptop on fire and find something to do with your spare time … Continue reading Four Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing NOW
RWA 2019: Golden Hearts and Purple Socks
Hey, friends! Anybody else feel like August is a complete whirlwind? In my case, it probably comes from having four kids and too many things to do before school starts. But for a few minutes, I'm taking a break from all those boring real life details to reminisce about my trip to New York City. … Continue reading RWA 2019: Golden Hearts and Purple Socks
Guest Post: What First Edition Book Would You Buy If You Could?
Today I'm delighted to welcome author Jason VanHorn, who has some fun things to share for anyone who loves books. If you or a middle-grader you know are interested in action-packed spy adventures, be sure to check out Jason's books at http://www.alabasterdangermond.com. His newest release, Alabaster Dangermond and Astrid's Jewel, is available now. You know … Continue reading Guest Post: What First Edition Book Would You Buy If You Could?